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

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Van Nuys Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $64

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Bus, line 2 bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Broadway / Venice to Hilgard / Manning 2

$2

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA Goleta
  2. Take the bus from LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop to Westwood LAX to Westwood

$52 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Westwood 88.7 miles

$8 - $13

Fly  •  4 h 11 min

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

$88 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Westwood is to bus and line 2 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to Westwood. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara, CA and arriving at Westwood via LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Westwood is 76 miles. The road distance is 88.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Westwood without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Santa Barbara to Westwood, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to Westwood 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 Westwood is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $65 and takes 3 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $230 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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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 Westwood bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, arrive at Westwood station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Westwood.
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  • Distance: 76.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Santa Barbara to Westwood every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Westwood via Los Angeles Airport, CA and LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop in around 3 h 44 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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 Station to Van Nuys Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop to Westwood
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
LAX FlyAway
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Broadway / Venice to Hilgard / Manning
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Westwood is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Westwood.

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

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There are 2486+ hotels available in Westwood. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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

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