There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$84 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 27 min

  1. 6731 / ...
  2. 577

$27 - $64

4 alternative options

Train, line 25 bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. 25

$39 - $82

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Goleta
  2. LAX to Long Beach

$52 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. 131.6 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, line 94 bus, line 1 bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. SBA - LAX

$92 - $232

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, El Monte, Ca, El Monte Station - Lower Level, Channel / 7th, and 7Th-Channel in around 5 h 27 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak
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
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
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
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Carpinteria, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Long Beach Transit
Website
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Huntington Beach is 178 km. The road distance is 211 km.

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

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

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, El Monte Station - Lower Level and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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