Directions from Santa Barbara to Union Station

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. 6731 / ...

$17 - $40

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $65

Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 56 min

  1. 4591

Line 20 bus, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. 20 / ...

$48 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 95.7 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. SBA - LAX

$88 - $223

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Union Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Santa Barbara MTD
Phone
+1 805-963-3366
Website
sbmtd.gov
Bus from Anacapa & De La Guerra to Carpinteria & Casitas Plaza In
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
sbmtd.gov
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Carpinteria, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Barbara and Union Station is 140 km. The road distance is 153 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs $9 - $14.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Barbara, CA and arriving at Los Angeles, CA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station, including transfers.