Cheap bus tickets from San Diego, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

from $30.99

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Rides:San Diego, CA Santa Barbara, CA (01/30/2023)

7:40 hrs
Downtown SD (Seaport)
UC Santa Barbara Bus Loop
Almost full
$39.98
7:20 hrs
Downtown SD (Seaport)
Santa Barbara Station
Almost full
$36.98
5:50 hrs
SDSU (Hardy Ave)
Santa Barbara Station
Almost full
$40.99
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Frequently asked questions

The quickest bus trip from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes as little as 4 hours 55 minutes.
The bus route from San Diego to Santa Barbara covers 233 miles. FlixBus can bring you from San Diego to Santa Barbara in as little as 4 hours 55 minutes.
You can get from San Diego to Santa Barbara for as little as $30.99.
There are direct connections from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Among them up to 1 buses running daily from San Diego to Santa Barbara, 1 are direct connections. The fastest bus on this connection has 5.0 stop(s).
You can buy your bus ticket from San Diego to Santa Barbara choosing your preferred payment method among card, Paypal, Google Pay, and more!
You can track your bus location on our Real-Time Info Tool. Just select the relevant bus stop and check the time of arrival. Find out where your bus is and check if there are delays on the route.

Find the cheapest buses from San Diego to Santa Barbara

Looking for cheap tickets from San Diego to Santa Barbara? FlixBus has you covered. The distance between San Diego and Santa Barbara is 233 miles, which takes a minimum of 4 hours 55 minutes.
FlixBus has a large nationwide network, so you can travel onwards with us once you reach Santa Barbara.
So how to find the best ticket prices? Be sure to book in advance on our website or via our FlixBus App. When booking through the App, your ticket will be stored directly, making bus travel even more green and convenient!

Traveling from San Diego to Santa Barbara


The bus takes a minimum of 4 hours 55 minutes and you can expect 5.0 stops on your journey.

Traveling with FlixBus isn't just quick, it's cheap too. If you book in advance online or using the app, you can expect to pay as little as $30.99 for a ticket between San Diego and Santa Barbara, That's a great saving compared to traveling by train, car or plane!
What's more, bus travel is a more sustainable mode of transport. We're working towards making our entire FlixBus fleet 100% carbon neutral, and every customer can offset their carbon footprint by making a donation when they purchase their ticket.

Taking the bus from San Diego

San Diego is well-connected on the FlixBus network with 18 connections departing every day from 6 stations, making it very easy to travel across the country.

Arriving in Santa Barbara

With 7 bus station(s), San Diego is well-connected. Traveling with FlixBus around the country is very cheap and easy, as to get to Santa Barbara you can pick one of the 24 routes arriving daily.

What to expect onboard the FlixBus bus from San Diego to Santa Barbara

Once you've booked your bus tickets through the FlixBus App using one of our secure payment methods, you just need to bring your phone to use as your ticket - and your luggage, of course. Don't worry about packing light as you can bring one piece of carry-on luggage and one piece of hold luggage for your journey.
Want to be guaranteed the best seat in the house? You can choose yours when you book your ticket. Opt for a classic seat, a table seat, a panorama seat for a great view, or reserve the free seat beside you for extra space.
Once you've stowed your luggage away and settled in, sit back and enjoy the journey with the onboard services on your FlixBus bus including free Wi-Fi onboard, FLIXtainment - out entertainment portal, toilets and plug socket.Whether you need to fire off some emails during your trip, or you want to relax and enjoy the ride, we've got you covered.


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