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.
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2 h 15 m
2 h 15 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||80 miles (129 km)|
|Average bus duration||2 h 10 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$19 (€17)|
|Bus frequency||3 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 3 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||Flixbus 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).
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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:
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.
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