There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$84 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus, line 9455 bus, line 45 bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
  3. Take the line 45 bus from Anaheim & L.B. Blvd. Se to Seventh & Channel Se 45 / ...
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main 1

$29 - $65

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Train, line 25 bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Buena Park Metrolink Station Zone 2 to Orange-Main 25

$38 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach 131.6 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, line 94 bus, line 1 bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se to Seventh & Channel Se
  3. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main

$92 - $232

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Pacific Coast-Main via Los Angeles, Ca, Anaheim & L.B. Blvd. Se and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Huntington Beach is 111 miles. The road distance is 131.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $80 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $80 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus and line 9455 bus and line 45 bus and line 1 bus, which costs $29 - $65 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Pacific Coast-Main station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach.

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United Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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  • Distance: 111.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Huntington Beach, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach via Los Angeles, Ca, Long Beach, Ca, Anaheim & L.B. Blvd. Se, Seventh & Channel Se, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 41 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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
Bus operators
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.

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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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Anaheim & L.B. Blvd. Se to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Bus from Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Buena Park Metrolink Station Zone 2 to Orange-Main
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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