There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon by plane, bus, night bus, shuttle, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Flagstaff, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Flagstaff (FLG) SBA - FLG
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon

$290 - $1,352

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ

$92 - $195

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Fly to Phoenix, bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Phoenix (PHX) SBA - PHX
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$150 - $297

Bus, night bus, shuttle  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the night bus from Commerce to Las Vegas Strip
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Train, bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$140 - $350

Drive  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon 583.2 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon is to fly and bus which costs $290 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Grand Canyon, AZ via 7th / Decatur, Downtown Los Angeles and Las Vegas, NV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 26 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Grand-Canyon is 444 miles. The road distance is 583.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 26 min and costs $90 - $200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 9 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon.
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  • Distance: 443.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Grand-Canyon, AZ, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Grand-Canyon via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 7th / Maple, Downtown Los Angeles, Las Vegas @ Excalibur, Las Vegas, NV, and Grand Canyon, AZ in around 14 h 26 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Book at
Tufesa
Plus
$18 - $26
Platinum
$28 - $35
Ejecutivo
$30 - $45
Bundu Bus
Website
bundubus.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
bundubus.com
Book at
bundubus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Commerce to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.com
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com

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