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There are 5 ways to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$34 - $70

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Line 704 bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Fairfax to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA 4591

Line 704 bus, bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Fairfax to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara 91.5 miles

$9 - $13

Line 217 bus, subway, fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 217 bus from Fairfax / Santa Monica to Hollywood / Highland
  2. Take the subway from Hollywood / Highland Station to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA

$91 - $224

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The cheapest way to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica / Fairfax and arriving at Santa Barbara, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between West Hollywood and Santa Barbara is 80 miles. The road distance is 91.5 miles.

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The best way to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara without a car is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara, including transfers.

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West Hollywood to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Santa Monica / Fairfax station.

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The best way to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can line 704 bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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West Hollywood to Santa Barbara bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Barbara, CA station.

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Map of how to get from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara.
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  • Distance: 80.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between West Hollywood, CA, USA and Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara via Patsaouras Transit Plaza and Los Angeles, CA in around 4 h 33 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
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Fairfax to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Fairfax / Santa Monica to Hollywood / Highland
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between West Hollywood to Santa Barbara is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from West Hollywood to Santa Barbara.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport.

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There are 147+ hotels available in Santa Barbara. Prices start at $129 USD per night.

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