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from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara

You can get from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara

distanceDistance236 miles (380 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $199
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€15) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $19 (€15) • 6 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 236 miles (380 km) to Santa Barbara from San Jose, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara.

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FAQs
How do I get from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara?

You can travel from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $19 (€15) compared to other travel options to Santa Barbara:

A bus is $180 (€144) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara costing on average $199 (€159).

Taking a bus is about $32 (€25) less than taking a train, which costs on average $50 (€40) for this journey.

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

The quickest way to travel from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara is by bus, which takes on average 6 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 9 h 10 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 48 min   on average.

What is the distance between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara?

The distance is approximately 236 miles (380 km) from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara.

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

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

  • Around 3 buses per day.

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

When traveling to Santa Barbara from San Jose, CA, what are the departure and arrival points in San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara:

    Which travel companies can get me from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara:

    • You can go to Santa Barbara from San Jose, CA by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $19 (€15) with Flixbus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara on Omio.
    • You can travel by plane from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara with Alaska Airlines, and you can find Alaska Airlines San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara tickets for $199 (€159) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $50 (€40) with Amtrak from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara.
    What is another destination I should add to my tour from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara?
    Omio customers who travel from San Jose, 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 far in advance should I book tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara online to get the best deals?

    Before traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $19 (€15) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket costs $199 (€159) one way on average for this journey.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $50 (€40) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.