There are 3 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$71 - $126

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Bus  •  4 h 46 min

  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 9471 / ...

$30 - $72

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Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  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 2 h 33 min.

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

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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 4 h 46 min.

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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 train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min 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 train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $70 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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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 2 h 33 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach.

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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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 46 min.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Irvine Transportation Center
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

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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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