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from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

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1 Dec
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3 Dec
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Travel Information from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £20
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £12 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a coach or train to travel 86 miles (139 km) to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara. 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 £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
How do I go from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Los Angeles:

A coach is £8 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles costing on average £20.

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

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, going by train can take 2 h 46 min   on average.

How many miles from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 86 miles (139 km) from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

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 between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, where do I depart from Santa Barbara and where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

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

    • You can go to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara by coach with Greyhound. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £12 with Greyhound from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for £20 with Amtrak from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.
    What is another destination I should add to my tour from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?
    Looking to extend your trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles? Many Omio customers who go from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Madrid or London from Los Angeles, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How early should I book tickets to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara online for the best deals?

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

    • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £12 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket is £20 one way on average for this journey.

    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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