There are 5 ways to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$30 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus Ventura County Transportation Commission  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Warner Center Loop 1 to Pacific View Mall Highway 101/Conejo Connection
  2. Take the bus from Pacific View Mall to Santa Barbara at De La Guerra Coastal Express

$4 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus Amtrak  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara 80.7 miles

$7 - $12

Fly  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$91 - $226

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The cheapest way to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara is to bus which costs $3 - $9 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Van Nuys / Moorpark and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Van Nuys Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Sherman Oaks and Santa Barbara is 74 miles. The road distance is 80.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $29 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Van Nuys Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $29 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 74.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara 5 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Sherman Oaks to Santa Barbara once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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 Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Warner Center Loop 1 to Pacific View Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Pacific View Mall to Santa Barbara at De La Guerra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission

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