Directions from Santa Barbara to Sacramento

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Recommended option

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. SBA - SFO

$192 - $427

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  11 h 40 min

  1. 4796 / ...
  2. Capitol Corridor

$29

5 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Sacramento  •  5 h 47 min

  1. LAX - SMF

$116 - $287

Train to Burbank, fly to Sacramento  •  5 h 51 min

  1. BUR - SMF

$141 - $372

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. 6766 / ...
  2. 8320 / ...

$52 - $125

Train  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Coast Starlight

$70 - $190

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. 401.5 miles

$35 - $60

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Sacramento via Oakland, Ca in around 10 h 24 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Sacramento once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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 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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Sacramento is 490 km. The road distance is 642 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Sacramento is to Amtrak Thruway and train which costs $29 and takes 11 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Sacramento is to bus and fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $110 - $290.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Sacramento Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Sacramento, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Santa Barbara to Sacramento, including transfers.