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

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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Fly Santa Barbara to Redding, drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Redding (RDD) SBA - RDD
  2. Drive from Redding to Mount Shasta

$156 - $762

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Weed, Ca 1420 / ...

$106 - $237

4 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Redding, drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Redding (RDD) LAX - RDD
  3. Drive from Redding to Mount Shasta

$190 - $765

Fly Santa Barbara to Medford, bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Medford (MFR) SBA - MFR
  2. Take the bus from Medford, Or to Weed, Ca

$196 - $779

Train  •  16 h 26 min

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

$123 - $299

Drive  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta 597 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $800 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Mount Shasta is 500 miles. The road distance is 597 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta without a car is to train which takes 16 h 26 min and costs $120 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta is to train which takes 16 h 26 min and costs $120 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $240 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Redding Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 26 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta is 597 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta.

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United Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Redding Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Mount Shasta. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta.
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  • Distance: 499.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $270 and the journey takes 16 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Mount Shasta via Los Angeles, Ca and Weed, Ca in around 16 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Redding via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Redding via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Redding via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Redding
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Redding via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Medford via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 Amtrak to Dunsmuir Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
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 Medford, Or to Weed, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Weed, Ca
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs $1 - $2.

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