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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $65

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Union Station 95.7 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX

$86 - $220

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Barbara Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Union Station is 88 miles. The road distance is 95.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs .

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The bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station is to bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $65 and takes 2 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station.
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  • Distance: 87.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Union Station once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 40 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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
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 to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Santa Barbara to Union Station bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Santa Barbara to Union Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Union Station is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Union Station.

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United Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2559+ hotels available in Union Station. Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs $1 - $2.

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