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

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Fly Santa Barbara to Santa Fe  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Santa Fe (SAF) SBA - SAF

$220 - $942

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Bus  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Las Cruces, NM
  3. Take the bus from Las Cruces, NM to Santa Fe

$120 - $202

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Fly Santa Barbara to Albuquerque, shuttle  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Albuquerque (ABQ) SBA - ABQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Albuquerque International Airport, NM to Santa Fe, NM

$178 - $735

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Albuquerque, shuttle  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Albuquerque (ABQ) LAX - ABQ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Albuquerque International Airport, NM to Santa Fe, NM

$172 - $788

Train  •  22 h 43 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 Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe Depot

$157 - $426

Drive  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe 942 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe is to fly which costs $220 - $950 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Barbara station to Santa Fe. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Santa Fe Depot via Los Angeles Union Station and Downtown Albuquerque. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 43 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Fe is 787 miles. The road distance is 942 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 15 min and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Santa Fe train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe is to fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs $220 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 22 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $150 - $430 and takes 22 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Santa Fe Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Fe is 1 h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 4:03 AM in Santa Barbara and 5:03 AM in Santa Fe.

Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe.
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  • Distance: 787.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines fly from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 7th / Maple, Los Angeles, Las Cruces, NM, and Santa Fe in around 22 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Albuquerque via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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 Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$480 - $700
Rio Metro Regional Transit District
Phone
1-866-795-7245
Email
riometro@mrcog-nm.gov
Website
riometro.org
Train from Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
riometro.org
Bus operators
Sandia Shuttle Express
Website
sandiashuttle.com
Shuttle from Albuquerque International Airport, NM to Santa Fe, NM
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
sandiashuttle.com
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
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
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Las Cruces, NM
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Bus from Las Cruces, NM to Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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More Questions & Answers

Santa Barbara to Santa Fe train services, operated by Rio Metro Regional Transit District, arrive at Santa Fe Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Santa Fe is 942 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 30 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Santa Fe Airport.

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There are 199+ hotels available in Santa Fe. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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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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