There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6731 / ...

$17 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus Amtrak  •  2 h 44 min

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

Train  •  2 h 50 min

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

$30 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Union Station 95.7 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  3 h 41 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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The distance between Santa Barbara and Union Station is 88 miles. The road distance is 95.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station, including transfers.

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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 best way to get from Santa Barbara to Union Station is to bus which takes 2 h 34 min and costs $17 - $40. 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 41 min..

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

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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 34 min

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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40

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