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There are 9 ways to get from Santa Maria to Montclair by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

Cheapest option

Bus via Los Angeles

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria to Los Angeles Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center

Bus, train via Santa Barbara

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop to Santa Barbara
  2. Take the train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center

Train

  1. Take the train from Grover Beach Amtrak to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

Drive

  1. Drive from Santa Maria to Montclair

Bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
  2. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT)

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Santa Barbara Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT)

Bus to San Luis Obispo County Apt, fly to Los Angeles, train

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
  2. Fly from San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Maria to Montclair is to bus via Los Angeles which costs $13 - $22 and takes 6h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Maria to Montclair is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Maria to Montclair. However, there are services departing from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop and arriving at Central @ San Bernardino Sb Fs via Union Station and Montclair Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 6m.

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The distance between Santa Maria and Montclair is 169 miles. The road distance is 204.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria to Montclair without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 50m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Santa Maria to Montclair, including transfers.

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Santa Maria to Montclair bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria to Montclair is to bus which takes 6h 6m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 8h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to Ontario/San Bernardino Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 52m and has one stopover.

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Santa Maria to Montclair bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at Montclair Transit Center station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Maria to Montclair.
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  • Distance: 168.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, CA, USA and Montclair, San Bernardino County, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Maria to Montclair via Los Angeles, Union Station, and Montclair Transit Center in around 6h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santa Maria to Montclair via Grover Beach, Grover Beach Amtrak, Los Angeles, and L. A. Union Station station in around 8h 32m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $490
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $490
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Ontario/San Bernardino via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $490
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Ontario/San Bernardino via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$3 - $4
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $7
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 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 Grover Beach Amtrak to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus 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
Bus from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Maria Amtrak Bus Stop to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Maria to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.com
San Luis Obispo RTA
Website
slorta.org
Bus from Santa Maria Transit Center to Government Center Osos & Palm
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
slorta.org
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Maria Airport, CA to Santa Barbara Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Maria to Montclair is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Santa Maria to Montclair.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport to Ontario/San Bernardino Airport.

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