San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara bus

Cheap bus tickets from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara

Showing times and prices for Jul 04

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7

Average

7

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Flixbus
09:05PMSan Luis Obispo, CA2h15 11:20PMSanta Barbara
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71One-way

Bus schedule from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara

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09:05PMSan Luis Obispo, CA2h15 11:20PMSanta Barbara
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Bus times from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara

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Fastest Journey

2 h 15 m

Average

2 h 15 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

130 km

Of the 1 buses that leave San Luis Obispo, CA for Santa Barbara every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Flixbus
09:05PMSan Luis Obispo, CA2h15 11:20PMSanta Barbara
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71One-way

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Overview: Bus from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara

distanceDistance80 miles (129 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€17)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 3 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Buses from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara cover the 80 miles (129 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or Amtrak. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $13 (€12), but the average price of bus tickets is $19 (€17).

Bus companies: FlixBus and Amtrak from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara

Buy your official FlixBus and Amtrak bus tickets to Santa Barbara from San Luis Obispo, CA from $13 (€12) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Bus information from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 13 min
  • Average Price: $13
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

Amtrak is the main bus company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak buses running daily, you can travel by bus across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela bus for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your bus journey from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara bus information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 29 min
  • Average Price: $25
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

Travel Tips: Bus to Santa Barbara from San Luis Obispo, CA

Take the bus 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 San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara.
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Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between San Luis Obispo, CA and Santa Barbara for the next 7 days starting from $13 (€12)  one way.
The bus price between San Luis Obispo, CA and Santa Barbara is on average $19 (€17)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The distance from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara by bus is approximately 80 miles (129 km).
The San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara bus duration is on average 2 h 10 min, which is to be expected when traveling 80 miles (129 km) from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Take the San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara bus with Flixbus or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the route from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 3 buses a day from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara bus departs at 9: 00 PM   and the last bus from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara leaves at 10: 15 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy bus tickets to Santa Barbara from San Luis Obispo, CA within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€17) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from San Luis Obispo, CA to Santa Barbara a few months in advance.

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