There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Long Beach by bus, train, tram, 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.

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Bus  •  2 h 44 min

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

$25 - $56

4 alternative options

Train, tram  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to 1st Street Station Metro Blue Line

$34 - $69

Line 20 bus, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Anacapa & De La Guerra to Carpinteria & Casitas Plaza In 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Carpinteria, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  3. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station

$48 - $68

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Long Beach 116.3 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX

$88 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Long Beach is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Long Beach is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Long Beach is 98 miles. The road distance is 116.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Santa Barbara to Long Beach, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Long Beach. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Long Beach, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Long Beach hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Santa Barbara to Long Beach 4 times a day.

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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Santa Barbara MTD
Phone
+1 805-963-3366
Website
sbmtd.gov
Bus from Anacapa & De La Guerra to Carpinteria & Casitas Plaza In
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
sbmtd.gov
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

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