There are 5 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood by train, bus, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$31 - $62

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA 4591

$2

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

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

$19 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood 86.8 miles

$8 - $13

Fly, subway  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station

$90 - $225

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 5 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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood?

The distance between Santa Barbara and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 127 km. The road distance is 139 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 and takes 4 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood?

The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $8 - $13.

How long does it take to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood?

It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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