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from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

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Tue
17 May
£18Amtrak
£6Flixbus
Wed
18 May
£23Amtrak
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Thu
19 May
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£23Amtrak
Fri
20 May
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£8Flixbus
Sat
21 May
£18Amtrak
£18Amtrak
Sun
22 May
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£6Flixbus
Mon
23 May
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£7Flixbus
Tue
24 May
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£53Flixbus
Wed
25 May
£18Amtrak
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Thu
26 May
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Fri
27 May
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Sat
28 May
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Sun
29 May
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Travel Information from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £25
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Take a coach or train to travel 86 miles (139 km) from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

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FAQs

What are my Santa Barbara to Los Angeles travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A coach is generally £19 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £25 from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

What is the fastest way from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara is by coach with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.

There are alternative travel options to Los Angeles that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 2 h 52 min.

How far is Los Angeles from Santa Barbara?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

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

  • 3 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Santa Barbara? Where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

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

    Who can get me from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus to go to Los Angeles by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Santa Barbara to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £7.
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Santa Barbara to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £25.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles ends?

    Your journey from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles doesn't have to end in Los Angeles. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you’d like to add Paris, Madrid or London to your Santa Barbara to Los Angeles trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Los Angeles today!

    How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles online to get the best deals?

    Before travelling from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, 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 £7 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £25 one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Santa Barbara to Los Angeles 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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