Carpinteria travel guide

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You're Going to Love Carpinteria

With a population of 13,040, Carpinteria is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Carpinteria

If you’re looking for affordable options, Fieldside (3300 Via Real) and Thario's Kitchen (3807 Santa Claus Ln) are great picks.

When to visit Carpinteria

Carpinteria in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Carpinteria in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Carpinteria in August, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 25 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 102 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Carpinteria, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Carpinteria


Although Carpinteria doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Santa Barbara (SBA), which is located 18 miles from Carpinteria. Los Angeles Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and other airlines departing from New Zealand. The shortest flight to Carpinteria from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 16h 30m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Carpinteria. The train journey from Carpinteria to Burbank takes 0h 28m and costs around $20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fullerton, expect to pay about $25 for a 0h 34m trip. The train station in Carpinteria is called Carpinteria, and is located 0.3 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Carpinteria is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 73 miles from Carpinteria. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Carpinteria, including Tufesa, Amtrak and Las Vegas Shuttles Corporation. From Bakersfield, the bus ride to Carpinteria takes 125 miles and will cost you around $28. From San Diego, the ticket costs about $35 for a journey of 135 miles.

Airports near Carpinteria

Airlines serving Carpinteria

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Where to stay in Carpinteria

Average rates range from around $503 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $2,108 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carpinteria and Motel 6-Carpinteria, Ca - Santa Barbara - North.

Where to stay in popular areas of Carpinteria

Hiring a car in Carpinteria

Expect to pay $1.81 per litre in Carpinteria (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.71 and $28.94. The most frequently booked car type in Carpinteria is Full-size (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is, on average, 52% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.