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There are 3 ways to get from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 58 min

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

$28 - $60

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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

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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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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 1 h 58 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 best way to get from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 1 h 58 min and costs $28 - $60.

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The train from Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak takes 1 h 58 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 1 h 58 min and costs $28 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

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 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

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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 Van Nuys Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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 to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Van Nuys to Santa Barbara is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara.

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