Top 7 trips from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara
starting from Santa Cruz
45 minutes → Salinas
32 minutes → King City
56 minutes → Re:Find
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara






5 hours of driving
Aptos to Santa Barbara
starting from Aptos
29 minutes → Monterey
58 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Foxen Vineyard
58 minutes → Santa Barbara







5.5 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara via Carmel
starting from Santa Cruz
55 minutes → Carmel
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara







5 hours of driving
Aptos to Santa Barbara via Big Sur
starting from Aptos
21 minutes → Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday
30 minutes → Elkhorn Slough
18 minutes → Marina
29 minutes → Monterey
23 minutes → Rocky Point Restaurant
18 minutes → Andrew Molera State Park
21 minutes → Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
6 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara via Big Sur
starting from Santa Cruz
21 minutes → Big Sur
3 hours → Pismo Beach
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara







6 hours of driving
Aptos to Montecito via Big Sur
starting from Aptos
30 minutes → Elkhorn Slough
29 minutes → Monterey
23 minutes → Rocky Point Restaurant
21 minutes → Big Sur
48 minutes → Treebones Resort
56 minutes → Re:Find
48 minutes → Morro Bay
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
5 minutes → Montecito

6.5 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara via Cambria
starting from Santa Cruz
29 minutes → Monterey
58 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
32 minutes → King City
56 minutes → Re:Find
48 minutes → Morro Bay
26 minutes → Cambria
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara


7 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, or you can get reverse directions from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara. Check out other stops like Big Sur, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Carmel, Carmel By the Sea, Cambria, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach (California), Solvang, Carmel, Big Sur, or Cambria. Try starting your trip from Aptos, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Rio del Mar, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Boulder Creek, Bonny Doon, or Soquel (California). You can also change your destination to Summerland, Montecito, or Goleta.