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

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Fly Vancouver to Santa Barbara  •  8 h 2 min

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

$176 - $629

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Fly Vancouver to Los Angeles, bus  •  8 h 21 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

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Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Santa Barbara  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SEA - SBA

$198 - $391

Fly Vancouver to Burbank, train  •  9 h 39 min

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

$169 - $444

Fly Vancouver to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) YVR - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Santa Maria, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca

$208 - $728

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  36 h 40 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak 8948
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Coast Starlight

$187 - $522

Bus  •  36 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca 1429
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca 6742 / ...

$140 - $347

Drive  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Santa Barbara 1274.5 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

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 Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 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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The best way to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train which takes 36 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara is to fly which takes 8 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Santa Barbara Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Vancouver to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Santa Barbara, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Santa Barbara is 2039 km. It takes approximately 21 h 51 min to drive from Vancouver to Santa Barbara.

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American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 1045.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Vancouver to Santa Barbara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles, Ca in around 36 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Santa Barbara via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle, San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Train 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burbank Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 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 Seattle King Street Station 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
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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 Santa Maria, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
33 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
amtrak.com

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