There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to Santa Barbara  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Santa Barbara (SBA) YVR - SBA

$176 - $629

Cheapest option

Fly Vancouver to Los Angeles, bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$139 - $407

6 alternative options

Fly Seattle to Santa Barbara  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SEA - SBA

$198 - $391

Fly Vancouver to Burbank, train  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Burbank (BUR) YVR - BUR
  2. Take the train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak

$169 - $444

Fly Bellingham to Los Angeles, bus  •  9 h 36 min

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

$154 - $345

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  36 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bakersfield, Ca 1429
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 5602 / ...

Train  •  37 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$196 - $563

Drive  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Santa Barbara 1274.5 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $550 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara is to fly which costs $230 - $850 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Santa Barbara is 1673 km. The road distance is 2039.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at Santa Barbara, CA via Greyhound/18th St. and Bakersfield, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver station to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak and arriving at Santa Barbara Amtrak via Seattle King Street Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to Santa Barbara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Bakersfield, Ca, Greyhound/18th St., Bakersfield Amtrak, and Bakersfield, CA in around 36 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle, San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Bellingham to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Bob Hope Airport Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $420
Business Coach Seat
$340 - $480
Room
$600 - $900
Bus operators
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
31 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290

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