Whether you choose to travel by train, plane, or car, getting to Santa Barbara is easy and carefree thanks to an array of transportation methods.
Santa Barbara is conveniently accessible via twelve nonstop flights with short durations from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)*. The airport is located just 10 miles from downtown offering a flyer-friendly experience with ease of access from terminal to gate. Direct flight service provided by: Alaska, American, Southwest, and United.
*For a list of nonstop flight destinations and frequency, please click here.
Los Angeles International Airport is located about 90 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Serving 69 international destinations and 87 domestic destinations, the airport offers flights on virtually every major carrier.
Catch a lift with the Santa Barbara Airbus*, the fleet of large coach buses that travel with ease between LAX and Santa Barbara 16 times per day. Book in advance (discounts are offered for reservations made 48 hours prior) or walk-on if your travel plans tend to change quickly. Santa Barbara Airbus also offers deluxe mini-limo and large touring motor coaches for private charter.
Note: Due to COVID-19 health orders, service with the Santa Barbara Airbus has been temporarily suspended but will resume on May 6, 2021.
Hollywood Burbank Airport is located about 85 miles southeast of Santa Barbara and serves 12 domestic destinations on seven major carriers.
The Santa Barbara Amtrak station is serviced by the Pacific Surfliner route, which provides daily service from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, as well as the Coast Starlight route, which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles, passing through the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara and Sacramento.