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Santa Maria - Santa Ana Bus Schedule
There is one daily bus from Santa Maria to Santa Ana. Traveling by bus from Santa Maria to Santa Ana usually takes around 6 hours and 50 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||169 mi (271 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 50m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Thruway|
What bus companies travel from Santa Maria to Santa Ana?
There is one intercity bus company that operates from Santa Maria to Santa Ana. Amtrak Thruway is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Thruway||1||6h 50m||$61.90|
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. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Santa Maria to Santa Ana start at $62. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Santa Maria to Santa Ana 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?
The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 169 miles from Santa Maria to Santa Ana. 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?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Santa Maria?
There is usually only one bus per day from Santa Maria to Santa Ana. It leaves the station in Santa Maria at 8:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
There is usually only one bus per day from Santa Maria to Santa Ana. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Santa Maria to Santa Ana; ticket prices start at $45.00.
Where does the bus leave from in Santa Maria?
Most buses depart from the main station in Santa Maria.
Where does the bus arrive in Santa Ana?
All buses from Santa Maria arrive at one main station in Santa Ana.
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