How to get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

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from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

You can get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by train, bus or flight.

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bus

To get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara on 27 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:30Union Station2h30 08:00Santa Barbara Station
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£231One-way
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05:30Union Station2h30 08:00Santa Barbara Station
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09:13Union Station2h37 11:50Santa Barbara Station
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£281One-way
09:51Union Station2h29 12:20Santa Barbara Station
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£291One-way
07:13Union Station2h42 09:55Santa Barbara Station
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£281One-way

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Travel Information to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeCoach • £8 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Travel 86 miles (139 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.

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Travel to Santa Barbara easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.
FAQs

You can travel between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Santa Barbara:

A flight journey is usually £8 less than a journey to Santa Barbara by coach, which costs on average £8 for the same trip.

A flight journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Santa Barbara by ferry, which costs on average £1 for the same trip.

A flight is about £22 less than a train, which costs on average £22 for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles is by coach, which takes on average 1 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 29 min.

The Los Angeles to Santa Barbara distance is approximately 86 miles (139 km).

The average frequency per day from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara:

    • You can take a coach from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £8 with Flixbus from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.
    • You can go to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for £22 with Amtrak from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara on Omio.
    Many of our customers travelling from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara don't make Santa Barbara their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are San Francisco, CA, Davis or Paris, either of which you could add to your Los Angeles and Santa Barbara trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Santa Barbara to any of these top destinations today!

    Before travelling from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £8 one way.
    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £1 one way for this route.
    • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is on average £1 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £22 one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Los Angeles to Santa Barbara tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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