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There are 9 ways to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  6 h 2 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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Salesforce Transit Center 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...

$47 - $111

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Fly Santa Rosa to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 3 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

Train to Oakland, fly to Santa Barbara  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Barbara (SBA) OAK - SBA

$91 - $417

Bus to San Francisco, fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, CA to San Francisco Airport, CA
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station

$127 - $551

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station

$168 - $530

Bus Amtrak  •  10 h 41 min

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

Night bus, train  •  11 h 45 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 Station Coast Starlight

$75 - $190

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara 390.7 miles

$35 - $60

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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 bus and fly which costs $200 - $420 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station via San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 41 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 10 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Golden Gate Transit, depart from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara is 391 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara.

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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara via Mission St & Fremont St and San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal in around 10 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Oakland to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
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
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Mission St & Fremont St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from Santa Rosa Transit Mall-Second St & B St to Salesforce Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Francisco Transbay Temporary Terminal to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Rosa to Santa Rosa Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs $5 - $7.

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