Top 8 trips from Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Santa Barbara to San Francisco
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Carmel By the Sea
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
54 minutes → San Francisco




8 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Cambria
starting from Santa Barbara
2.5 hours → Cambria
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
54 minutes → San Francisco






6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Santa Cruz
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
3 hours → Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → San Francisco






6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Monterey
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
2.5 hours → Monterey
2 hours → San Francisco






6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Carmel
starting from Santa Barbara
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
2.5 hours → Carmel
2 hours → San Francisco







6.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Carmel
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
2.5 hours → Carmel
2 hours → San Francisco






6.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Big Sur
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
4 hours → Big Sur
2.5 hours → San Francisco







7.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco via Big Sur
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Nepenthe
4 hours → Big Sur
2.5 hours → Monterey
3 hours → Santa Cruz
45 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → Golden Gate Bridge
10 minutes → San Francisco
7.5 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, or you can get reverse directions from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. Check out other stops like Cambria, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, or Big Sur. Try starting your trip from Summerland, Montecito, Carpinteria, or Goleta. You can also change your destination to Daly City, Mill Valley (California), Oakland, Sausalito, South San Francisco, Tiburon, Berkeley, Pacifica, or Muir Beach.