The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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6 h 5 m
10 h 30 m
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Of the 3 buses that leave Santa Barbara for San Francisco, CA every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||276 miles (445 km)|
|Average bus duration||6 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$42 (€37)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus companies||Amtrak, Greyhound, OurBus or Flixbus|
Buses from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA cover the 276 miles (445 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 5 min with our travel partners like Amtrak, Greyhound, OurBus or Flixbus. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $42 (€37), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $29 (€25).
For as little as $29 (€25) you can travel by bus to San Francisco, CA from Santa Barbara with FlixBus, Greyhound and Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
Looking to travel by bus between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, CA? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Greyhound. Check Omio to see current Greyhound bus schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA bus and book Greyhound tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a bus to San Francisco, CA from Santa Barbara, you can expect to travel 276 miles (445 km) one-way with Greyhound. If you search for buses to San Francisco, CA from Santa Barbara in the Omio app, you can check if the Greyhound ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the bus station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus with Greyhound, we do the work for you to get you safely to San Francisco, CA from Santa Barbara. Book that perfect Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA bus now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Greyhound!
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Bus information from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA 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 between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, CA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.
Amtrak from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, CA bus information:
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