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

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  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca 1482

$50 - $117

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Oakland, CA - Jack London 4796 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$13 - $18

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca 1482

$73 - $186

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa 390.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, line 70 bus, night bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to San Francisco (SFO) SBA - SFO
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Spencer Ave Bus Pad to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
  3. Take the night bus from San Rafael to Santa Rosa, Ca

$202 - $429

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Santa Rosa  •  6 h 21 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

$120 - $347

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland, night bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  3. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca

$145 - $518

Train to Burbank, fly to San Francisco, night bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO) BUR - SFO
  3. Take the night bus from San Rafael to Santa Rosa, Ca

$126 - $557

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 Oakland, Ca in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak 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
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Night bus from San Rafael to Santa Rosa, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Golden Gate Transit
Website
goldengate.org
Bus from Mission St & 5th St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Spencer Ave Bus Pad to San Rafael Transit Center Platform C
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa is 522 km. The road distance is 625 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which costs $12 - $19 and takes 12 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa?

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is to bus and fly which takes 6 h 21 min and costs $120 - $350.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa?

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, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa?

It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa, including transfers.