There are 8 ways to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara by train, plane, bus 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

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Santa Barbara  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SFO - SBA

$178 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6725 / ...

$34 - $99

6 alternative options

Fly San Jose to Burbank, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$88 - $370

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 2 min

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

$110 - $300

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  3. Take the train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$100 - $525

Train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$58 - $154

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station 68 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Gilroy, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 4784

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara 303.2 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 9 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara is to Caltrain and fly which costs $170 - $400 and takes 4 h 25 min.

More details

The distance between Sunnyvale and Santa Barbara is 243 miles. The road distance is 303.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Hollenbeck and arriving at Santa Barbara, Ca via 1St & Santa Clara and San Jose, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Sunnyvale to Santa Barbara once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
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 San Francisco to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
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 San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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
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 San Jose, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Gilroy, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from 2Nd & Santa Clara to Gilroy Caltrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from E San Fernando / 1st Street to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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