There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica 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, line 720 bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th 720

$17 - $40

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, line 704 bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA 4591
  2. Take the line 704 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln 704

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Train, line 788 bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Van Nuys Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the line 788 bus from Van Nuys / Keswick to Westwood / Wilshire 788

$30 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica 90.9 miles

$8 - $13

Fly, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Wilshire / Veteran to Wilshire / 14th

$90 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica is to Amtrak Thruway and line 704 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Monica is 75 miles. The road distance is 90.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica via Los Angeles, Ca and 7th / Decatur in around 3 h 32 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
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Van Nuys / Keswick to Westwood / Wilshire
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Veteran to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Wb & Veteran Ns to Wilshire Wb & 14Th Ns
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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