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Bus San Jose to Santa Barbara: Trip Overview

Bus San Jose to Santa Barbara: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$73
Average bus trip duration6h 35m
Number of daily buses3
Earliest bus departure12:15 AM
Distance236 miles (380 km)
Latest bus departure11:50 PM

San Jose to Santa Barbara Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses3
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:15AM - 11:50PM
Minimum Price$1
Average Ticket Price$73
Minimum Trip Duration5h30m
Average Bus Trip Duration6h35m
Distance236 miles (380 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteAmtrak, FlixBus, Greyhound
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip San Jose - Santa Barbara

You can take a bus or a train to go from San Jose to Santa Barbara. Either way you choose, you'll be sure to reach your destination in the most convenient and eco-friendly way. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

The travel time from San Jose to Santa Barbara is about 6h 35m, although the fastest bus will take 5h 30m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 236 miles (381 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating San Jose and Santa Barbara is 236 miles (381 km).

About 3 buses travel this route daily, provided by Amtrak, FlixBus and Greyhound. The number of buses operating from San Jose to Santa Barbara may change based on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from San Jose to Santa Barbara a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your needs and budget. It's that easy!

The bus service operates between 12:15 AM and 11:50 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from San Jose to Santa Barbara leave from Diridon Station and arrive at Train Station. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

You can save a lot of money on your trip from San Jose to Santa Barbara by choosing to travel by bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $22.

You can expect to pay around $73 for a bus ticket. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $22 and $180, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

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The cheapest trip from San Jose to Santa Barbara was searched and found on Dec 11, 2023 with a price of $27

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from San Jose to Santa Barbara, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $27 to $93 for a bus ticket from San Jose to Santa Barbara based on the last 1 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $27 which is on 2023-12-11.

Usually Amtrak will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between San Jose and Santa Barbara!

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from San Jose to Santa Barbara, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from San Jose to Santa Barbara.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from San Jose to Santa Barbara.

Did you know?

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

Will you be returning to San Jose by bus?

Bus from Santa Barbara to San Jose

You can also go to Santa Barbara by train

Train from San Jose to Santa Barbara

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