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There are 9 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Niland by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Niland

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Train, bus, drive  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino - Downtown station
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center to Indio
  4. Drive from Indio to Niland

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Bus, taxi via Los Angeles  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Centro Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Niland

Train, bus, taxi  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Centro Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Niland

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Niland 280.3 miles

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to El Centro, taxi  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Niland

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP
  3. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Niland

Fly Santa Barbara to El Centro, taxi  •  8h

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to El Centro (IPL) SBA - IPL
  2. Take a taxi from El Centro to Niland

Fly Santa Barbara to San Diego, bus, drive  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Diego (SAN) SBA - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
  3. Drive from Mexicali to Niland

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The cost-effective way to get from Santa Barbara to Niland is to drive, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Niland is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Niland is 255 miles. The road distance is 280.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Niland without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7h 51m and costs $150 - $230.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Santa Barbara to Niland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Niland is 280 miles. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Santa Barbara to Niland.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Niland. 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 - $55.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Niland.
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  • Distance: 254.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 51m

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

There is no direct connection from Santa Barbara to Niland. However, you can take the bus to Los Angeles, take the bus to El Centro Bus Station, then take the taxi to Niland. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Los Angeles, take the walk to Los Angeles Downtown, take the bus to El Centro Bus Station, then take the taxi to Niland.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Centro via Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Centro via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Centro via Sacramento, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Centro via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Amtrak
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 San Bernardino - Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$5 - $7
Student / Youth 6-18
$7 - $10
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$22 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $24
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Centro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$22 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $24
Bus from San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center to Indio
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$14 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$9 - $13
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Amtrak
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
one way non-prepaid
$65 - $80
One-way prepaid 48 hours advance
$60 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro Bus Station to Niland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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