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from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

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Travel Information between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

distanceDistance86 miles (139 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a bus or train to travel 86 miles (139 km) between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

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FAQs

How do I go from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

You can travel to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $16 (€13) compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:

A bus is generally $11 (€9) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $27 (€22) from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.

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

The quickest way to travel from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 40 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 46 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

The average frequency per day from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is:

  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara, where do I depart from Santa Barbara and where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

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

    • Greyhound can take you to Los Angeles by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles for $16 (€13).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Santa Barbara to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for $27 (€22).

    Where else should I travel to after my journey to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara ends?

    Looking to extend your trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles? Many Omio customers who go from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Madrid or London from Los Angeles, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    How far in advance should I purchase my Santa Barbara to Los Angeles one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets are costing $16 (€13) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $27 (€22) one way on average.

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