There are 4 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Ojai by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 16 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 16 bus from Thompson & Figueroa to Ojai Ave & Blanche 16

$24 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, line 16 bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Pacific View Mall Coastal Express
  2. Take the line 16 bus from Vtc to Ojai Park & Ride 16

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Barbara to Ojai 33.7 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Ojai 33.7 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Ojai is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Ojai is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Ojai. However, there are services departing from Figueroa at Chapala and arriving at Ojai Park & Ride via Vtc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Ojai is 26 miles. The road distance is 33.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Ojai without a car is to train and line 16 bus which takes 2 h 2 min and costs $23 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Santa Barbara to Ojai, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Ojai bus services, operated by Ventura County Transportation Commission, depart from Figueroa at Chapala station.

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Santa Barbara to Ojai bus services, operated by Gold Coast Transit, arrive at Ojai Park & Ride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Ojai is 34 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Ojai.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Ojai. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Ojai via Pacific View Mall and Vtc in around 2 h 49 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Gold Coast Transit
Website
goldcoasttransit.org
Bus from Thompson & Figueroa to Ojai Ave & Blanche
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
goldcoasttransit.org
Bus from Vtc to Ojai Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
goldcoasttransit.org
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Pacific View Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Barbara to Ojai
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Santa Barbara Checker Cab Co
Phone
+1 855-469-8686
Website
facebook.com
Warrior Cab
Phone
+1 805-896-0443
Website
taxicabservice.org
Lucky Cab
Phone
+1 805-968-5020
Website
luckycab.com

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