Bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA

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Facts about the bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA

Cheapest Bus$14.99
Fastest Bus4h 25m
Earliest Bus10:00 AM
Latest Bus11:00 AM
Daily Bus Routes1 Ø
Distance276.5 miles
Bus CompaniesFlixBus, Greyhound US
Do you want to travel by bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA?
CheckMyBus is here to help! We compare all available buses departing from San Francisco and arriving in Santa Barbara, CA and show you the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. We’ll show you bus tickets from companies traveling this route, such as FlixBus or Greyhound US. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the bus have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you cheap bus tickets for the San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA bus route over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about intercity bus stops in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA which will help you find your way around. In addition, we'll show you options for onward travel from Santa Barbara, CA, alternative destinations from San Francisco, and the most popular airport shuttles from Santa Barbara, CA.

The cheapest bus routes from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA

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No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets.

  • FlixBus
    10:00 AM
    San Francisco, CA - 5th/Townsend
    Duration 4h 25m
    2:25 PM
    Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo
    from$14.99
  • Greyhound US
    11:00 AM
    San Francisco
    Duration 21h 0m
    8:00 AM
    Santa Barbara, CA
    from$31.00

The cheapest train connections from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA

No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets.

  • Amtrak
    8:20 AM
    San Francisco
    Duration 9h 35m
    5:55 PM
    Santa Barbara, CA
    from$59.72
  • Amtrak
    1:55 PM
    San Francisco
    Duration 8h 0m
    9:55 PM
    Santa Barbara, CA
    from$66.75
  • Amtrak
    8:50 AM
    San Francisco
    Duration 12h 10m
    9:00 PM
    Santa Barbara, CA
    from$69.09
  • Amtrak
    8:20 AM
    San Francisco
    Duration 12h 40m
    9:00 PM
    Santa Barbara, CA
    from$70.26

Bus San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA: Further Information

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Once you get your results, you can compare all available buses from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA and consider multiple factors before booking your trip. The cheapest bus tickets are offered by FlixBus at $14.99, whereas the quickest connection takes 4h 25m. So it's up to you whether you want to choose the cheapest ticket, the fastest trip or the bus with the most amenities. No matter what you're looking for, we can help you find the deal that best meets your needs!
You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customize everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transportation, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
Enjoy your bus trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA!

Bus stops in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA

Stations
Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Ave 1980, 93401  Santa Barbara, CA  (USA)
Santa Barbara, CA - Station
93101  Santa Barbara, CA  (USA)
Santa Barbara, CA - UC Santa Barbara
Ocean Rd 18, 93117  Santa Barbara, CA  (USA)

FAQs about the bus route San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA

How much does a San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $14.99 and takes 4h 25m to reach Santa Barbara, CA. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA?

This route is offered by 2 bus companies with a range of ticket prices between $14.99 and $42.98. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Santa Barbara, CA.

On average, how many connections are available from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA each day?

Every day, the San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA bus route is served by approximately 1 connection. With our search engine, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA take?

The fastest bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA is offered by FlixBus and takes 4h 25m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $14.99. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA?

The earliest bus arriving in Santa Barbara, CA from San Francisco starts at 10:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA?

The latest bus trip departing from San Francisco for Santa Barbara, CA starts at 11:00 AM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA route?

When traveling by bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA, passengers can travel with FlixBus and Greyhound US. With our search engine, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA?

If you're looking for a direct bus route from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA, CheckMyBus currently compares 3 direct bus connections with the following companies: Greyhound US

What can I take with me on the San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA bus route free of charge. Simply use our search engine to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the San Francisco Santa Barbara, CA bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA on your planned travel date.

Compare San Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA

San Francisco
0.81 Million
Santa Barbara, CA
88,410
$5.21
$4.57
San Francisco
Santa Barbara, CA
A cab ride in San Francisco is 13% more expensive than in Santa Barbara, CA.
$2.25
$1.75
San Francisco
Santa Barbara, CA
A bus fare in San Francisco is 23% more expensive than in Santa Barbara, CA.
$6.00
$6.00
San Francisco
Santa Barbara, CA
A large beer in San Francisco is 0% more expensive than in Santa Barbara, CA.
$2.44
$2.03
San Francisco
Santa Barbara, CA
A bottle of water in San Francisco is 17% more expensive than in Santa Barbara, CA.
$15.92
$12.61
San Francisco
Santa Barbara, CA
A meal in San Francisco is 21% more expensive than in Santa Barbara, CA.

Bus routes from San Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA

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