Buses from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas

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Santa Barbara - Las Vegas Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. Traveling by bus from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas usually takes around 9 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance284 mi (457 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$38.40
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

Typically $59.05 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Las Vegas. Any tickets cheaper than $59.05 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$77$51$26AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas is expected to range from C$58 to C$73. If you are looking to travel to Las Vegas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$58. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$58 and can be found on August 8, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$68 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$96$77$58$38$193020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$29.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. FlixBus US is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US79h 23m$64.55
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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. On average, FlixBus US operates 7 trips per day from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 457 kilometers from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Las Vegas. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Santa Barbara?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas; ticket prices start at $93.49.

City Information

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a major travel destination along the southern coast of California. Dramatically situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara offers incomparable scenery with a comfortably warm climate year-round. White stucco buildings with Mediterranean-style architecture, gorgeous beaches, and upscale local cuisine give Santa Barbara the nickname "The American Riviera."

There are many kinds of vacations to enjoy in Santa Barbara. You can spend days on the soft sand of Leadbetter Beach, surfing in the swells at Rincon Point, or shopping for trinkets along Stearns Wharf. Or embrace the area's history by visiting the Mission Santa Barbara, a Spanish mission founded in 1786. Highlights from the mission include Spanish architecture, a rose garden, a museum, and even crypts.

Santa Barbara Airport, only a few miles from downtown, serves passengers to the region. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner stops in Santa Barbara on its way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, with plenty of connections to other SoCal hotspots. Intercity buses, including FlixBus, offer routes from Santa Barbara to destinations like L.A., San Diego, and Las Vegas.

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Santa Barbara?

Main departure station: Santa Barbara Bus Station

Santa Barbara has two bus stations with service to Las Vegas.

All bus stations in Santa Barbara:

  • Santa Barbara Bus Station

  • 209 State Street

Where does the bus arrive in Las Vegas?

Main arrival station: 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Las Vegas.

Bus stations in Las Vegas:

  • 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

  • Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)

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