There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Catalina Island by bus, ferry, train or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  6 h 4 min

  1. 6731 / ...

$64 - $98

4 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner / ...

$73 - $111

Bus Santa Barbara Airbus, ferry  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Goleta

$88 - $110

Fly to Los Angeles, ferry  •  7 h 26 min

  1. SBA - LAX

$128 - $265

Fly to Long Beach, ferry  •  10 h 40 min

  1. SBA - LGB

$150 - $594

Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Catalina Island is 165 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which costs $60 - $100 and takes 6 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Catalina Island is to bus and ferry which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $60 - $100.

It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Catalina Island, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Santa Barbara to Avalon. However, you can take the bus to Los Angeles, Ca, take the bus to Long Beach, Ca, take the walk to L.B. Blvd. & Anaheim Sw, take the line 46 bus to First & Shelter B N, take the walk to Long Beach, then take the ferry to Avalon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Santa Barbara to Avalon via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, 1st Street Station, Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd St Sw, First & Shelter B N, and Long Beach in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Long Beach via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Carpinteria, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Ferry operators
Catalina Express
Catalina Tours
Website
catalinatours.net
Ferry from Long Beach to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
catalinatours.net

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