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

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, line 16 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. 16

$24 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, line 16 bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Coastal Express
  2. 16

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. 33.7 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  45 min

  1. 33.7 miles

$3 - $5

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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Ojai is 42 km. The road distance is 54 km.

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

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

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.

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