There are 7 ways to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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 Rosa to Santa Barbara  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Santa Barbara (SBA) STS - SBA

$186 - $908

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Oakland, Ca 1483
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...

$47 - $122

5 alternative options

Bus to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, CA to San Francisco Airport, CA
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$205 - $418

Fly Santa Rosa to Los Angeles, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Los Angeles (LAX) STS - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$120 - $351

Night bus, train  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Oakland, Ca 1481
  2. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$75 - $190

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Salesforce Transit Center 101 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara 390.7 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara is to fly which costs $180 - $950 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Santa Rosa, Ca and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via Oakland, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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The distance between Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara is 326 miles. The road distance is 390.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 5 min and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Rosa, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $180 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 11 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara via Oakland, Ca in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.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 Rosa, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Salesforce Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Francisco - Transbay Terminal Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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