There are 4 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Moorpark Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$26 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Pacific View Mall Coastal Express
  2. Take the bus from Pacific View Mall to Thousand Oaks Transit Center Highway 101/Conejo Connection

$2 - $6

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Camarillo Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Camarillo station to Thousand Oaks Transit Center Highway 101/Conejo Connection

$25 - $48

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks 56.7 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks. However, there are services departing from Figueroa at Chapala and arriving at Thousand Oaks Transit Center via Pacific View Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks is 52 miles. The road distance is 56.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Ventura County Transportation Commission, depart from Figueroa at Chapala station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Ventura County Transportation Commission, arrive at Thousand Oaks Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks is 57 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Thousand Oaks. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks.
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  • Distance: 52.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks 3 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks via Pacific View Mall in around 3 h 19 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Moorpark Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Camarillo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Camarillo station to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Figueroa at Chapala to Pacific View Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Pacific View Mall to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission

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