Top 7 trips from Monterey to Santa Barbara

Monterey to Santa Barbara
starting from Monterey
27 minutes → Salinas
32 minutes → King City
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara





4.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Santa Barbara via Avila Beach
starting from Monterey
27 minutes → Salinas
25 minutes → Avila Beach
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara






4 hours of driving
Monterey to Santa Barbara via Big Sur
starting from Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara






5 hours of driving
Monterey to Santa Barbara via Big Sur
starting from Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara





5.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Santa Barbara via Avila Beach
starting from Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
32 minutes → King City
49 minutes → Re:Find
48 minutes → Morro Bay
25 minutes → Avila Beach
30 minutes → Jocko's
36 minutes → Los Alamos
44 minutes → Cold Spring Tavern
20 minutes → Santa Barbara
6.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Santa Barbara via Cayucos
starting from Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
32 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo
23 minutes → Cayucos
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara


6.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Santa Barbara via Cayucos
starting from Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
32 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo
23 minutes → Cayucos
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara


6.5 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Monterey to Santa Barbara, or you can get reverse directions from Santa Barbara to Monterey. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Monterey to Santa Barbara. Check out other stops like Avila Beach, Big Sur, or Cayucos. Try starting your trip from Carmel By the Sea, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Seaside (California), Carmel, Marina, or Sand City. You can also change your destination to Summerland, Montecito, or Goleta.