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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station San Bernardino Line

$36 - $50

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Bus via Los Angeles  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Montclair Transit Center Silver Streak

$21 - $35

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Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Train Station to Los Angeles Downtown 2005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center Silver Streak / ...

Train, bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center Silver Streak / ...

$32 - $48

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Montclair 129 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, train  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

$155 - $315

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The most affordable way to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair is to drive, which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Montclair. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara and arriving at Central @ San Bernardino Sb Fs via 7th / Decatur, Olive Ave and 5th St E and Montclair Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Barbara to Montclair station. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara and arriving at Montclair station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Montclair is 118 miles. The road distance is 129 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Montclair bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara station.

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Santa Barbara to Montclair train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus via Los Angeles, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Montclair.
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  • Distance: 117.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Montclair, San Bernardino County, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Montclair via Los Angeles and L. A. Union Station station in around 4h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Montclair via Los Angeles, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Hill, Olive Ave and 5th St E, and Montclair Transit Center in around 4h 48m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $50
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Train Station to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Santa Barbara to Montclair bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at Montclair Transit Center station.

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Santa Barbara to Montclair train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Montclair station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Montclair is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Santa Barbara to Montclair.

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United Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Montclair. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 7 min and costs $40 - $45.

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