There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Pasadena by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$32 - $67

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA 4591

$2

3 alternative options

Bus, line 260 bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the line 260 bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado 260 / ...

$18 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Pasadena 98.6 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, tram  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX
  2. Take the tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station

$90 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Pasadena is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Pasadena is to drive which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $9 - $14.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Pasadena is 146 km. The road distance is 158 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Santa Barbara to Pasadena, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Pasadena. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Fair Oaks / Colorado via 7th / Decatur and Atlantic / Whittier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Pasadena every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Pasadena once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Atlantic / Whittier to Fair Oaks / Colorado
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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