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There are 4 ways to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 46m

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

$35 - $72

Cheapest option

Line 234 bus, bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the line 234 bus from Borden / Polk to Sepulveda / Ventura 234
  2. Take the bus from Warner Center Loop 1 to Pacific View Mall 54
  3. Take the bus from Pacific View Mall to Santa Barbara at De La Guerra 80 / ...

$5 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 52m

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

Drive  •  1h 33m

  1. Drive from Sylmar to Santa Barbara 85.4 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sylmar to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Hubbard / Glenoaks and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station via Van Nuys / Glenoaks and Van Nuys Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sylmar station to Santa Barbara station. However, there are services departing from Sylmar/San Fernando station and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station via Glendale Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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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 3h 46m and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Sylmar to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at 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 3h 46m and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Sylmar to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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 2h 23m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Sylmar to Santa Barbara once daily, and the journey takes 2h 5m.

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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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Glendale Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Van Nuys Amtrak Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Borden / Polk to Sepulveda / Ventura
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Warner Center Loop 1 to Pacific View Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Bus from Pacific View Mall to Santa Barbara at De La Guerra
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission

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

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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 1h 33m to drive from Sylmar to Santa Barbara.

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