Whether you choose to travel by train, plane or car, getting to Santa Barbara is easy and effortless thanks to an array of transportation methods.
Santa Barbara is conveniently accessible via 12 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 to Santa Barbara is provided by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines*. For a list of nonstop flight destinations and frequency, please click here.
*Air service for Delta Air Lines will begin on June 7, 2024.
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.
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.
If you need help with planning your trip, Santa Barbara Travel Bureau offers a comprehensive range of services for business, leisure and entertainment travel. The company has a team of expert advisors, cutting-edge travel technologies and the backing of Travel Leaders Group and Virtuoso Travel Network, making the travel planning experience seamless.