Travel from Santa-Barbara to Monterey

Train, bus or fly from Santa Barbara to Monterey?

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Monterey once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Monterey once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min.

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How to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey

ModeDurationPrice
From Santa Barbara Amtrak train to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 then bus to Tyler / Franklin.7 h 6 min$92
From Santa Barbara, CA bus to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7 then bus to Tyler / Franklin.7 h 8 min$58
From Santa Barbara, CA Amtrak Thruway to King City, CA, walk to Canal / Bassett Street, bus to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7, then bus to Tyler / Franklin.8 h 55 min$15
From Santa Barbara drive to Monterey.4 h 17 min$30
From Arrellaga & De La Vina bus to Santa Barbara airport, fly to Monterey airport, then line 93 bus to Monterey.5 h 57 min$393
From Arrellaga & De La Vina bus to Santa Barbara airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then shuttle to Monterey.5 h 52 min$311
From Santa Barbara, CA bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Monterey airport, then line 93 bus to Monterey.5 h 52 min$167
From Santa Barbara, CA bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Jose airport, then shuttle to Monterey.6 h 50 min$255
From Santa Barbara Amtrak train to Burbank airport, fly to San Jose airport, then shuttle to Monterey.6 h 51 min$263

How long does it take to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey?

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Barbara and Monterey?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Monterey. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, CA and arriving at Tyler / Franklin via Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 8 min.

Operators from Santa Barbara to Monterey

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Monterey-Salinas Transit1-888-678-2871Monterey-Salinas Transit
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Santa Barbara MTD+1 805-963-3366Santa Barbara MTD
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Monterey BusMonterey Bus
Santa Barbara AirbusSanta Barbara Airbus
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
DeltaDelta
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
JetSuiteXJetSuiteX
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