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from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

You can get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara on Aug 6 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:10AMUnion Station2h23 12:33PMSanta Barbara Station
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$281One-way
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10:10AMUnion Station2h23 12:33PMSanta Barbara Station
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$281One-way
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09:11AMUnion Station2h30 11:41AMSanta Barbara Station
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$351One-way
05:30AMUnion Station2h30 08:00AMSanta Barbara Station
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$281One-way
07:16PMUnion Station2h35 09:51PMSanta Barbara Station
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$351One-way

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Thu
Aug 5
$35Amtrak
$9Flixbus
Fri
Aug 6
$28Amtrak
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Sat
Aug 7
$28Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Sun
Aug 8
$35Amtrak
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Mon
Aug 9
$28Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Tue
Aug 10
$35Amtrak
$13Greyhound
Wed
Aug 11
$35Amtrak
$15Greyhound
Thu
Aug 12
$35Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Fri
Aug 13
$35Amtrak
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Sat
Aug 14
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$8Flixbus
Sun
Aug 15
$35Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Mon
Aug 16
$35Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Tue
Aug 17
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$15Greyhound
Wed
Aug 18
$35Amtrak
$13Greyhound
Thu
Aug 19
$22Amtrak
$14Greyhound
Fri
Aug 20
$35Amtrak
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Sat
Aug 21
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$8Flixbus
Sun
Aug 22
$34Amtrak
$12Greyhound
Mon
Aug 23
$22Amtrak
$13Greyhound
Tue
Aug 24
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$15Greyhound
Wed
Aug 25
$35Amtrak
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Travel Information from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a bus or train to travel 86 miles (139 km) to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.

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

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

How do I get from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Santa Barbara:

A bus is $12 (€10) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara costing on average $22 (€17).

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

The quickest way to travel between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara is by bus, which takes on average 2 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 23 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara is approximately 86 miles (139 km) away from Los Angeles.

What are the departure and arrival points in Los Angeles and in Santa Barbara?

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

    Who can get me from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara?

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

    • Greyhound can get you to Santa Barbara by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Greyhound from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara for $10 (€8) on Omio.
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Santa Barbara by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Los Angeles to Santa Barbara tickets on Omio for $22 (€17).
    Where else should I travel to after my journey from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like San Francisco, CA, Davis or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Los Angeles and Santa Barbara itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Santa Barbara and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I buy my Los Angeles to Santa Barbara one way ticket online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing $10 (€8) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $22 (€17) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.