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What bus companies travel to Santa Maria, California?

Located in California, Santa Maria is accessible by bus from 5 other cities. You can choose from 12 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Santa Maria on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Santa Maria are also available..

Bus companies serving Santa Maria

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1141d 12h 53m$287.02
Amtrak Thruway115h 10m$76.43
Greyhound412h 22m$112.18
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Santa Maria?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Santa Maria by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 2.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Thruway had the most comfortable bus service to Santa Maria taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Thruway offers. They rate Amtrak Thruway a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Santa Maria punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Santa Maria, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$22.07 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Santa Maria, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Santa Maria. In the last month, buses from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria had the lowest average price at $43.05.

The main bus station in Santa Maria is Santa Maria Bus Stop. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Santa Maria.

The closest airport to Santa Maria is Santa Maria Pub/Capt G Allan Hancock Field (SMX), it is located 4 miles from the city center of Santa Maria.
Santa Maria ranks number 32 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 375 in United States. Santa Maria ranks number 28 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Santa Maria via bus service. On average 9 direct daily bus trips serve Santa Maria.
The population of Santa Maria is 105093. Santa Maria ranks number 42 in terms of population in California and number 239 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Santa Maria range from $22 for a short trip to Santa Maria, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Santa Maria starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Santa Maria can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
People who take the bus to Santa Maria are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Santa Maria easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Santa Maria is Santa Maria Bus Stop, located just 1.1 miles away. Select Santa Maria Bus Stop as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Santa Maria. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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