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There are 8 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Santa Rosa, CA

$204 - $418

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Night bus, bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$14 - $20

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Santa Rosa  •  6 h 2 min

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

$124 - $352

Amtrak Thruway to Bakersfield, fly to San Francisco, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  2. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to San Francisco (SFO) BFL - SFO
  3. Take the bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Santa Rosa, CA

$273 - $491

Fly Santa Barbara to Oakland, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Oakland (OAK) SBA - OAK
  2. Take the train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown

$80 - $357

Bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salesforce Transit Center to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$49 - $109

Train, bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$73 - $177

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa 390.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is to night bus and bus which costs $13 - $21 and takes 11 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $420 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, Ca and arriving at Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St via Salesforce Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 33 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa is 326 miles. The road distance is 390.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 33 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Barbara Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, arrive at Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is 390 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa.

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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa via San Francisco, Ca and Salesforce Transit Center in around 11 h 33 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Bakersfield to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Santa Rosa Downtown
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
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
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
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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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 San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Salesforce Transit Center to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org

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United Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Santa Rosa. Prices start at $129 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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