There are 4 ways to get from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 3 min

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

$28 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara 81.6 miles

$8 - $12

Fly  •  3 h 25 min

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

$90 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Van Nuys and Santa Barbara is 74 miles. The road distance is 81.6 miles.

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The train from Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak takes 2 h 3 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Van Nuys Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Van Nuys Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Van Nuys 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 Van Nuys 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
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Bus operators

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