There are 6 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Salinas by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Salinas, Ca 6766 / ...

$28 - $70

5 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak Coast Starlight

$45 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Salinas 233.6 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Santa Barbara to Monterey  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Monterey (MRY) SBA - MRY

$144 - $707

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey  •  6 h 14 min

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

$132 - $340

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, line 29 bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO
  2. Take the line 29 bus from Prunedale North / Highway 156 to N Main / Rossi

$216 - $435

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Salinas hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h. Amtrak also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Salinas once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Monterey via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Salinas, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Prunedale North / Highway 156 to N Main / Rossi
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mst.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Barbara to Salinas?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Salinas is 307 km. The road distance is 374 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Salinas?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Salinas is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Barbara to Salinas?

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Salinas is to drive which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $22 - $35.

Is there a direct train between Santa Barbara and Salinas?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Salinas Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Barbara and Salinas?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Salinas, Ca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

How long does it take to get from Santa Barbara to Salinas?

The bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Salinas, Ca takes 5 h including transfers and departs hourly.