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There are 11 ways to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Toronto to Santa Barbara  •  10h 28m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Santa Barbara (SBA) YYZ - SBA

$304 - $855

Cheapest option

Fly Toronto to Burbank, train  •  12h 41m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Burbank (BUR) YYZ - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara

$182 - $703

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Fly Toronto to Los Angeles, bus  •  10h 49m

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

$224 - $380

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Santa Barbara  •  12h 54m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Santa Barbara (SBA) BUF - SBA

$384 - $975

Train to Watford Rail Station, fly to Santa Barbara  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to London
  2. Fly from Watford Rail Station (XWA) to Santa Barbara (SBA) XWA - SBA

$330 - $793

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  13h 29m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Los Angeles (LAX) BUF - LAX
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

$324 - $850

Bus  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus to Los Angeles
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

$293 - $455

Train, bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus to Barstow
  4. Take the bus from Barstow Amtrak Bus Stop to Santa Barbara

Train via Sacramento  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento
  4. Take the train from Sacramento to Santa Barbara

$362 - $574

Train  •  3 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
  4. Take the train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

$376 - $556

Drive  •  41h 17m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Santa Barbara 2622.7 miles

$340 - $500

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santa Barbara is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara is to fly and bus which costs $280 - $480 and takes 10h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara is to fly which costs $380 - $1,100 and takes 10h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Santa Barbara via Buffalo Depew Station, Chicago Union Station and Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 14h.

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The distance between Toronto and Santa Barbara is 2244 miles. The road distance is 2622.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 18h and costs $360 - $600.

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It takes approximately 10h 28m to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Toronto to Santa Barbara train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara is to fly which takes 10h 28m and costs $380 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $360 - $600 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also train via Sacramento, which costs $450 - $750 and takes 3 days 1h.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Santa Barbara Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 53m and has one stopover.

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Santa Barbara is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 1:01 PM in Toronto and 10:01 AM in Santa Barbara.

Map of how to get from Toronto to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 2244.5 miles
  • Duration: 10h 28m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from Toronto to Santa Barbara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Aquarium of Niagara, 3rd St, Buffalo, NY, Columbus, and Los Angeles in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Milwaukee, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Detroit, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Cleveland, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $340
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Newark, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Santa Barbara via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Watford Rail Station to Santa Barbara via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Chicago Midway, Oakland
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Philadelphia, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Chicago O'Hare, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Santa Barbara via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Toronto to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $340
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $340
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to London
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$46 - $48
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
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
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Seat
$480 - $700
Train from Sacramento to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Niagara Airbus
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON - Casino Niagara
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
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 Columbus to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$220 - $310
Flexible
$310 - $450
Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Columbus to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $290
Flexible
$290 - $420
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
Bus from Barstow Amtrak Bus Stop to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Santa Barbara is 2623 miles. It takes approximately 41h 17m to drive from Toronto to Santa Barbara.

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Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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