There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$74 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. 6731 / ...
  2. 9471 / ...

$30 - $72

3 alternative options

Line 20 bus, bus, line 92 bus, line 1 bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. 20 / ...
  2. 92 / ...
  3. 1

$52 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. 136.7 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. SBA - LAX

$110 - $252

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Westminster-Fairview, and Fairview-Westminster in around 4 h 44 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Santa Barbara MTD
Phone
+1 805-963-3366
Website
sbmtd.gov
Bus from Anacapa & De La Guerra to Carpinteria & Casitas Plaza In
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
sbmtd.gov
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Carpinteria, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Newport Beach is 186 km. The road distance is 219 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach is to drive which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $13 - $20.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Hospital-Superior via Los Angeles, Ca, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 and Fairview-Westminster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach, including transfers.