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

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Simi Valley Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Simi Valley Amtrak to Malibu Beach

$156 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus, line 720 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to 5th / Colorado 720

$17 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu Beach 74.4 miles

$7 - $11

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Malibu Beach via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and 5th / Colorado in around 4 h 48 min.

Train operators
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Simi Valley Amtrak to Malibu Beach
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Conejo Valley Eco Cab
Phone
+1 805-222-0144
Website
conejovalleyecocab.com
Local Thousand Oaks Taxi
Phone
+1 805-410-4105
Website
localthousandoakstaxi.com
Gold Coast Cab
Phone
+1 805-444-6969
Website
goldcoastcab.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 661-260-2227
Oak Tree Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 661-478-0192
Yellow Star Taxi
Phone
+1 800-840-2227
Website
yellowstartaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Malibu Beach is 102 km. The road distance is 119 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Malibu Beach is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Malibu Beach is to drive which takes 1 h 22 min and costs $7 - $11.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Malibu Beach. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Civic Center / Malibu Library via 7th / Decatur and 5th / Colorado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Santa Barbara to Malibu Beach, including transfers.