There are 7 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Reno by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Santa Barbara  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Reno (RNO) SBA - RNO

$172 - $757

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$28 - $67

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly  •  5 h 7 min

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

$121 - $360

Bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv

$70 - $170

Train, bus  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to Reno FlixBus

$79 - $205

Train  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Reno Amtrak California Zephyr

$105 - $273

Drive  •  9 h

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Reno 532.9 miles

$50 - $80

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Reno. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Reno, Nv via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Barbara to Reno. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Reno Amtrak via Sacramento Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 6 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Reno is 355 miles. The road distance is 532.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Reno without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Santa Barbara to Reno, including transfers.

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

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Santa Barbara to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Reno is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 1 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 17 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Reno Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Barbara to Reno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Reno, Nv station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Reno.
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  • Distance: 355.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Santa Barbara to Reno hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Reno via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca in around 13 h 1 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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

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 Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to Reno
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.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
Night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Santa Barbara to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Reno Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Reno is 533 miles. It takes approximately 9 h to drive from Santa Barbara to Reno.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Reno Airport.

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Book your Santa Barbara to Reno bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Reno. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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