There are 7 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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

Fly Santa Barbara to San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 29 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

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St 101 / ...

$10 - $15

5 alternative options

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Santa Rosa  •  5 h 45 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

Train to Burbank, fly to San Francisco, bus  •  6 h 58 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 bus from San Francisco Airport, CA to Santa Rosa, CA

$128 - $546

Bus Greyhound USA  •  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

Train, night bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Rosa, Ca 1484

$73 - $186

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa 390.3 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is to bus which costs $10 - $15 and takes 10 h 19 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $420 and takes 5 h 29 min.

More details

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St via Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Rosa.
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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 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 - Transbay Terminal Amtrak and Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal in around 10 h 19 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
Bus operators
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
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Main St & Folsom St-Transbay Terminal to Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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 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

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