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There are 9 ways to get from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park by plane, car, bus, shuttle or train

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

Fly Santa Barbara to Jackson, drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Jackson (JAC) SBA - JAC
  2. Drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park

$348 - $1,615

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Jackson, drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Jackson (JAC) LAX - JAC
  3. Drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park

$212 - $868

7 alternative options

Fly Santa Barbara to Cody, drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Cody (COD) SBA - COD
  2. Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park

$232 - $970

Fly Santa Barbara to Bozeman, bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Bozeman (BZN) SBA - BZN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bozeman, MT - Airport to West Yellowstone, MT
  3. Take the bus from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful

$434 - $1,295

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Bozeman, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles Airport, CA
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Bozeman (BZN) LAX - BZN
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bozeman, MT - Airport to West Yellowstone, MT
  4. Take the bus from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful

$357 - $848

Fly Santa Barbara to Idaho Falls, shuttle, drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Idaho Falls (IDA) SBA - IDA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls Airport to Grand Targhee Resort
  3. Drive from Grand Targhee Resort to Yellowstone National Park

$304 - $1,032

Bus, shuttle, drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or
  3. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Boise Airport, ID to Pocatello, ID
  5. Take the bus from Barrie's Ski, Pocatello to Grand Targhee Resort
  6. Drive from Grand Targhee Resort to Yellowstone National Park

$272 - $537

Train, bus, shuttle, drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Portland Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Boise Airport, ID to Pocatello, ID
  4. Take the bus from Barrie's Ski, Pocatello to LDS church, Teton, ID
  5. Drive from LDS church, Teton, ID to Yellowstone National Park

$298 - $667

Drive  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park 1136.3 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park is to bus and fly and drive which costs $210 - $900 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Santa Barbara and Yellowstone National Park is 844 miles. The road distance is 1136.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Barbara Airport to Jackson Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Yellowstone National Park is 1 h ahead of Santa Barbara. It is currently 10:54 PM in Santa Barbara and 11:54 PM in Yellowstone National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park is 1136 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 37 min to drive from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park.

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United Airlines offers flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Jackson Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Distance: 843.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 8 min

What companies run services between Santa Barbara, CA, USA and Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Santa Barbara to Yellowstone National Park. However, you can take the bus to Hollister & David Love, take the walk to Santa Barbara airport, fly to Jackson, then take the drive to Yellowstone National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Los Angeles Airport, CA, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Jackson, then take the drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Jackson via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Jackson
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Jackson via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Jackson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Cody via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Santa Barbara to Cody via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Cody via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Santa Barbara to Bozeman via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Bozeman via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Bozeman via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Santa Barbara to Idaho Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Idaho Falls via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Idaho Falls via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Jackson
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Jackson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Idaho Falls via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $420
Room
$550 - $800
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
Karst Stage
Phone
(406) 556-3540
Website
karststage.com
Shuttle from Bozeman, MT - Airport to West Yellowstone, MT
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
karststage.com
Bus from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
karststage.com
Grand Targhee Ski Shuttle
Website
grandtarghee.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls Airport to Grand Targhee Resort
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
grandtarghee.com
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, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
22 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Portland, Or to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Pocatello Limo
Phone
1-208-480-1250
Email
pocatellolimo@gmail.com
Website
pocatellolimo.com
Bus from Barrie's Ski, Pocatello to Grand Targhee Resort
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
pocatellolimo.com
Bus from Barrie's Ski, Pocatello to LDS church, Teton, ID
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
pocatellolimo.com

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