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.

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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

Bus Amtrak  •  3 h 40 min

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

$2

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 29 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  •  4 h 34 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

$88 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to bus which costs $2 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 80 miles. The road distance is 86.8 miles.

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

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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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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Universal Studios, Hollywood.
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  • Distance: 79.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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 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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