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from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara

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Travel Information from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara

distanceDistance273 miles (441 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$48 - $55
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $48 (€40) • 9 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $55 (€46) • 7 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Travel 273 miles (441 km) by bus or train from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Amtrak or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara?

There are 2 ways to travel from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara?

The cheapest way to travel from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara is by taking a train with an average price of $48 (€40).

This is compared to other travel options to Santa Barbara:

A train is $7 (€6) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara costing on average $55 (€46).

What is the quickest way from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara?

The quickest way to travel from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara is by bus, which takes on average 7 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 54 min   of travel time.

How far is Santa Barbara from Oakland, CA?

Santa Barbara is approximately 273 miles (441 km) away from Oakland, CA.

How many services a day are there between Oakland, CA and Santa Barbara?

The average frequency per day from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara is:

  • 2 buses a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Santa Barbara from Oakland, CA as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Oakland, CA and Santa Barbara, what are the departure and arrival points in Oakland, CA and Santa Barbara?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara:

    Who can get me from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara?

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

    • Amtrak can get you to Santa Barbara by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Amtrak from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara for $55 (€46) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can get you to Santa Barbara by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara for $48 (€40) on Omio.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara ends?

    Omio customers who travel from Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara often also extend their vacation to go to Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA or Davis. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Santa Barbara and these popular destinations at a great price.

    How early should I purchase Oakland, CA to Santa Barbara tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost $55 (€46) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $48 (€40) one way on average.

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