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

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Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA Goleta

$53 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus, line 733 bus  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Venice / Abbot Kinney 33 / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 8m

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

$35 - $71

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Venice 93.9 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, line 3 bus  •  4h

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SBA - LAX
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to Lincoln Nb & Venice Ns

$90 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Venice is to bus and line 733 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 4h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Venice is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Venice. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, CA and arriving at Lincoln Nb & Venice Ns via Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and Lax Transit Center Bay 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Venice is 77 miles. The road distance is 93.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Venice without a car is to bus which takes 3h 32m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Santa Barbara to Venice, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Venice bus services, operated by Santa Barbara Airbus, depart from Santa Barbara, CA station.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Venice is to bus which takes 3h 32m and costs $50 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 4h 8m.

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

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Santa Barbara to Venice bus services, operated by Santa Barbara Airbus, arrive at Los Angeles Airport, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Venice.
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  • Distance: 77.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

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

Santa Barbara Airbus operates a bus from Santa Barbara to Venice every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Venice every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 46m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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 Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
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
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
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
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Venice / Abbot Kinney
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to Lincoln Nb & Venice Ns
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Venice is 94 miles. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Santa Barbara to Venice.

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

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There are 2463+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs $1 - $2.

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