There are 8 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly from Santa Barbara, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Phoenix (PHX) SBA - PHX
  2. Take the train from 44th St/Washington to Washington/Central Ave

$78 - $174

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Bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az 1408

$56 - $137

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Phoenix (PHX) LAX - PHX

$131 - $297

Train to Burbank, fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Phoenix (PHX) BUR - PHX

$116 - $312

Amtrak Thruway to Bakersfield, fly  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to Phoenix (PHX) BFL - PHX

$126 - $507

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az

$77 - $166

Train, bus EPLA Limo Express  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Phoenix, AZ

$71 - $128

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Phoenix 469.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix is to fly and train which costs $75 - $180 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Phoenix. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Phoenix, Az via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Phoenix is 445 miles. The road distance is 469.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 27 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Phoenix bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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Santa Barbara to Phoenix bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Phoenix, Az station.

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Phoenix is 1 h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 9:54 PM in Santa Barbara and 9:54 PM in Phoenix.

Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Phoenix is 469 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Phoenix.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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  • Distance: 444.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Phoenix via Los Angeles, Ca in around 8 h 27 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Bakersfield to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Website
valleymetro.org
Train from 44th St/Washington to Washington/Central Ave
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
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 Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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, 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 Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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