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There are 7 ways to get from Santa Barbara to San Carlos by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Santa Barbara, taxi  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Hermosillo (HMO) SBA - HMO
  2. Take a taxi from Hermosillo to San Carlos

$166 - $1,222

Cheapest option

Train to Tijuana, fly, taxi  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Hermosillo (HMO) TIJ - HMO
  3. Take a taxi from Hermosillo to San Carlos

$133 - $393

5 alternative options

Bus ACN Autobuses, taxi  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Hermosillo
  3. Take a taxi from Hermosillo to San Carlos

Train, bus, taxi via Tucson Amtrak Station  •  19 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Tucson to Nogales
  4. Take the bus from Nogales TAP to Hermosillo Tap
  5. Take a taxi from Hermosillo to San Carlos

$158 - $358

Train, bus ACN Autobuses, taxi  •  20 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Hermosillo
  3. Take a taxi from Hermosillo to San Carlos

Bus TAP Royal International, taxi  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Hermosillo TAP
  3. Take a taxi from Hermosillo TAP to San Carlos

$135 - $162

Drive  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to San Carlos 881.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to San Carlos is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to San Carlos is to fly and taxi which costs $160 - $1,300 and takes 9 h 11 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and San Carlos is 636 miles. The road distance is 881.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to San Carlos without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 19 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 11 min to get from Santa Barbara to San Carlos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Hermosillo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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San Carlos is 1 h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 6:28 AM in Santa Barbara and 7:28 AM in San Carlos.

Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to San Carlos is 881 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 10 min to drive from Santa Barbara to San Carlos.

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American Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Hermosillo Airport.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs $1 - $2.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to San Carlos.
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  • Distance: 636.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 11 min

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Santa Barbara to San Carlos. However, you can take the bus to Hollister & David Love, take the walk to Santa Barbara airport, fly to Hermosillo, then take the taxi to San Carlos. Alternatively, you can take the train to San Diego Santa Fe Depot, take the walk to America Plaza Station, take the tram to San Ysidro/Intl Border, take the walk to San Ysidro, take the bus to Tijuana Airport, take the walk to Tijuana airport, fly to Hermosillo, then take the taxi to San Carlos.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Hermosillo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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.

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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
14 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
13 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tucson to Nogales
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
GotoBus
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Nogales to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Hermosillo TAP
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hermosillo to San Carlos
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20

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