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San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by bus

The journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by bus is 236.44 mi and takes 6 hr 50 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 11:05 AM and the last at 11:35 PM. It is possible to travel from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by bus for as little as $7.52 or as much as $88.83. The best price for this journey is $7.52.

Lowest Price$7.52
Journey Duration6 hr 50 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$7.52
Highest Price$88.83
First Departure11:05 AM
Last Departure11:35 PM
Distance236.44 mi
DepartureSan Jose, CA
ArrivalSanta Barbara, CA
CarriersBus Lynx, Greyhound

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?

The prices for bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA will cost $7.52. The average bus ticket price is approximately $39.55. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $39.55. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by bus?

The journey between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara, CA by bus is approximately 236.44 mi. It will take you more or less 6 hr 50 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA covers a distance of 236.44 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 6 hr 50 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 hr 15 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave San Jose, CA at 11:05 AM, and the last departure will leave at 11:35 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA leaving at 11:05 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 11:35 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many daily journeys are there from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?

The route from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from San Jose, CA 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 2 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA

The cheapest San Jose, CA - Santa Barbara, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $12.71 if you’re lucky, or $30.05 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $55.53.

Find the best day to travel to Santa Barbara, CA by bus

When travelling to Santa Barbara, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board Greyhound and FlixBus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
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San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
26.64kg
Bus
28.54kg
Flight
76.1kg
Car
60.88kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?
A bus ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is $39.55. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $7.52.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is $7.52. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara, CA by bus?
San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is 236.44 mi.
How long does the bus between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara, CA take?
San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is on average 6 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 15 min.
Which companies operate from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?
The bus journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Bus Lynx, Greyhound and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?
San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA leave?
The earliest bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA departs at 11:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA depart?
The latest bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA departs at 11:35 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $7.52 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from San Jose, CA to go to Santa Barbara, CA.
What's the fastest journey time between San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara, CA is 5 hr 15 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Jose, CA and Santa Barbara, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA by bus?
The bus journey from San Jose, CA to Santa Barbara, CA creates 28.54kg of CO2 emissions.

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