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There are 10 ways to get from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Santa Barbara to El Paso, bus

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to El Paso (ELP)
  2. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to New Mexico State University

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Paso
  3. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to New Mexico State University

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly to El Paso, bus

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Paso (ELP)
  3. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to New Mexico State University

Train to Burbank, fly to El Paso, bus

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Burbank Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to El Paso (ELP)
  3. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to New Mexico State University

Bus to Bakersfield, fly to El Paso, bus

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield
  2. Fly from Bakersfield (BFL) to El Paso (ELP)
  3. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to New Mexico State University

Fly Santa Barbara to Silver City, drive

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Silver City (SVC)
  2. Drive from Silver City to White Sands Missile Range

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Las Cruces

Train, bus via Las Cruces

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Las Cruces, NM

Train, bus via Albuquerque

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Albuquerque to Las Cruces

Drive

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range is to fly and drive which takes 7h 37m and costs $140 - $410.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range. However, there are services departing from Santa Barbara and arriving at White Sands Missile Range via Los Angeles, Downtown El Paso and New Mexico State University. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 35m.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and White Sands Missile Range is 779 miles. The road distance is 883.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range without a car is to train and bus which takes 18h 35m and costs $140 - $200.

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It takes approximately 10h 23m to get from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range, including transfers.

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Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Barbara station.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to El Paso Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 53m and has one stopover.

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Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range bus services, operated by New Mexico Transport, arrive at New Mexico State University station.

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White Sands Missile Range is 1h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 6:17 PM in Santa Barbara and 7:17 PM in White Sands Missile Range.

Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range.
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  • Distance: 779.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 23m

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and White Sands Missile Range, NM, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range via Los Angeles, El Paso, Downtown El Paso, and New Mexico State University in around 23h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Paso via Las Vegas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Burbank to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Bakersfield to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Bakersfield to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Bakersfield to El Paso via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bakersfield to El Paso via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Advanced Air, LLC
Website
advancedaircharters.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Silver City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Santa Barbara to Silver City via Phoenix, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Santa Barbara to Silver City via Las Vegas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Santa Barbara to Silver City via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Santa Barbara to Silver City via Las Vegas, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bakersfield to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bakersfield to El Paso via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Los Angeles to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Seat
$190 - $280
Bus operators
New Mexico Transport
Website
dot.state.nm.us
Bus from Downtown El Paso to New Mexico State University
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
dot.state.nm.us
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Albuquerque to Las Cruces
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Las Cruces
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Las Cruces, NM
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
One Way
$70 - $110
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Los Angeles to El Paso
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range is 884 miles. It takes approximately 14h 5m to drive from Santa Barbara to White Sands Missile Range.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Santa Barbara Airport to El Paso Airport.

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The best way to get from Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Airport is to bus which takes 7 min and costs $40 - $45.

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