How to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix

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Recommended option

Fly from Santa Barbara  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Phoenix (PHX) SBA - PHX

$78 - $174

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

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 31 min

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

$116 - $312

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 46 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 station
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az

$78 - $168

Train, bus EPLA Limo Express  •  11 h 9 min

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

$71 - $128

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Phoenix 469.2 miles

$45 - $70

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Santa Barbara to Phoenix every 4 hours. Alternatively, 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Phoenix via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport 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
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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, CA to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Phoenix is 711 km. The road distance is 751 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $75 - $180.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Santa Barbara to Phoenix, including transfers.