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Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Station
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Bus Santa Barbara to Los Angeles: Trip Overview

Bus Santa Barbara to Los Angeles: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$28
Average bus trip duration2h 40m
Number of daily buses13
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance76 miles (121 km)
Latest bus departure9:55 PM

See what travelers are saying about the trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

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User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

Ratings and Reviews (52)

I enjoyed the helpfulness of my driver and the efficiency of the ride. I didn’t enjoy being seated behind the enormous unit behind the driver.

Jordan L.

June 12, 2023
Overall, it was a fine ride. Not as bad as other people make it out to be, but it may be because it was a short distance.

Jeremy B.

January 21, 2023
restroom required at station considering long journey

Sang Hak L.

July 1, 2022
The bus left 10 minutes before it was scheduled to. I arrived at the train station 8 minutes before the scheduled departure

Ryan F.

September 9, 2020
They canceled the bus Schedule but didn’t tell us until we went to the station. Also, an attitude of the staff at the station was very bad.

Mina A.

December 28, 2019

Santa Barbara to Los Angeles Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses13
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 9:55PM
Minimum Price$15
Average Ticket Price$28
Minimum Trip Duration1h45m
Average Bus Trip Duration2h40m
Distance76 miles (121 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteFlixBus, Amtrak, Greyhound
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

You can travel between these two cities by bus or train. Either way you choose, you'll be sure to reach your destination in the most convenient and eco-friendly way. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

On average, the trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes around 2h 40m, but the fastest bus can get you there in about 1h 45m. This is the time it takes to travel the 87 miles (141 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 87 miles (141 km).

On average, there are 13 daily departures on this route, offered by FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound. The number of buses operating from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles may change based on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The first bus leaves at 6:00 AM and the last one leaves at 9:55 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles leave from Train Station and arrive at UCLA. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can also find other options that could better fit your plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most economical way to travel this route. The lowest tickets for this trip cost as little as $17.

The average bus ticket price from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles is $28. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $17 and $66, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Yes, you can do a day trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. The total time it takes to make a round-trip between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles is about 3h 30m. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Los Angeles before returning to Santa Barbara in the evening.

Once in Los Angeles, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Universal Studios & Universal City Walk, Getty Center, Downtown Art Walk and Disneyland.

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The cheapest trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles was searched and found on Dec 8, 2023 with a price of $14

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

You can expect to pay from $14 to $40 for a bus ticket from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles based on the last 1 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $14 which is on 2023-12-08.

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

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

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!

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

What's the cheapest way to go from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time2h 40mAvg Price$28Daily Departures13
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time2h 53mAvg Price$34Daily Departures11

The best way to travel between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $28 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $17. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Los Angeles, choose the bus, as it will take you from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in about 2h 40m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Santa Barbara by bus?

Bus from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

You can also go to Los Angeles by train

Train from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

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