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

Fly from Santa Barbara  •  6 h 46 min

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

$152 - $757

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV

$18 - $38

5 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly  •  5 h 9 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 Greyhound USA  •  13 h 24 min

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

$74 - $182

Train, bus  •  15 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$91 - $236

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Reno is to bus which costs $17 - $40 and takes 12 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Reno is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 5 h 9 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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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Santa Barbara to Reno, including transfers.

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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 Los Angeles, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 24 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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What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Reno, NV, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Santa Barbara to Reno hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Reno via San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak, The Embarcadero & Folsom St, King St & 4th St, and San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St in around 12 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Reno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
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
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Book at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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