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

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Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $72

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Sylmar station to Hill / 7th 794 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$19 - $46

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Bus Amtrak  •  3 h 51 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Sylmar to Santa Barbara 85.4 miles

$8 - $13

Train, fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$93 - $228

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sylmar to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Hubbard / Glenoaks and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Van Nuys / Glenoaks and Van Nuys Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sylmar station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Sylmar/San Fernando station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Glendale Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Sylmar and Santa Barbara is 72 miles. The road distance is 85.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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

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Sylmar to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Glendale Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Sylmar to Santa Barbara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Sylmar 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
53 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 Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sylmar station to Hill / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Sylmar to Santa Barbara train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sylmar to Santa Barbara is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Sylmar to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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