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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach by bus, train or car

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9489 / ...

$30 - $73

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$38 - $91

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA Goleta
  2. Take the bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Ocean 1

$52 - $77

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach 147.5 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach station. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Laguna Beach Bus Station via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Ana-Santiago and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Laguna Beach is 126 miles. The road distance is 147.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach without a car is to bus which takes 5h 20m and costs $30 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Laguna 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 Laguna Beach is to bus which takes 5h 20m and costs $30 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 5h 30m.

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Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach.
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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana-Santiago, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 3 in around 5h 20m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 4h 6m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
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
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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