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

Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$71 - $126

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 45 min

  1. 6731 / ...
  2. 9471 / ...

$30 - $72

2 alternative options

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Goleta
  2. 1

$52 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. 147.5 miles

$14 - $21

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, 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 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Laguna Beach is 202 km. The road distance is 236 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach. 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 4 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach, including transfers.