There are 8 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey by bus, train, 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  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6766 / ...

$33 - $75

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight

$53 - $127

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey 251.5 miles

$24 - $40

Fly Santa Barbara to Monterey  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Monterey (MRY) SBA - MRY

$142 - $705

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO

$216 - $432

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY

$131 - $338

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC

$154 - $345

Train to Burbank, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC

$129 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey is to drive which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $24 - $40.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Monterey is 313 km. The road distance is 402 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Santa Barbara to Monterey, including transfers.

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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 6 h 18 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Monterey hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h. Amtrak also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Monterey once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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