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

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Fly from Santa Barbara  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Seattle (SEA) SBA - SEA

$68 - $558

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Train to Burbank, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Seattle (SEA) BUR - SEA

$117 - $354

Train to Los Angeles, fly  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA) LAX - SEA

$109 - $365

Bus  •  30h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to Seattle, Wa 1420 / ...

$102 - $153

Train  •  31h 16m

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Seattle King Street Station Coast Starlight

$120 - $180

Drive  •  19h 24m

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Seattle 1135.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Seattle is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Seattle is to fly which costs $65 - $600 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara station to Seattle. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Bakersfield Amtrak and Bakersfield, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station station and arriving at Seattle King Street Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31h 16m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Seattle is 927 miles. The road distance is 1135.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 30h 15m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Santa Barbara to Seattle, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Seattle bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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Santa Barbara to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Seattle is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs $65 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 30h 15m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 31h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 926.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Delta fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Seattle via Bakersfield Amtrak, Greyhound/18th St., and Bakersfield, Ca in around 30h 15m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Burbank to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Santa Barbara to Seattle via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Burbank to Seattle via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Burbank to Seattle via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Burbank to Seattle via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Burbank to Seattle via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
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 Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
31h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Seat
$270 - $380
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
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.

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 Bakersfield, Ca to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $150
Flexible
$150 - $230

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The quickest flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Santa Barbara to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Santa Barbara to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Seattle is 1135 miles. It takes approximately 19h 24m to drive from Santa Barbara to Seattle.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Seattle Airport.

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