Parking and Transportation

UCSB Parking and Transportation Services

If you plan to drive to campus learn more about parking permits.


Commuting Alternatives

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) serves those who commute to UCSB by foot, skateboard, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool or train. 


Public Transportation

All public transportation is easily accessible by MTD bus lines.

  • City Buses (MTD): Registered UCSB students may ride the bus for free with valid student ID. 
  • Greyhound Bus: located in the Train Depot next to the Amtrak station downtown. 
  • Amtrak: there are two local stations, one in Goleta and another downtown on lower State Street.
  • Airlines: the Santa Barbara Airport is adjacent to the UCSB campus.
  • Santa Barbara Airbus: local transportation to LAX and Burbank Airports. Charters, play & concert connections, and much more. 


Other Transportation Options

Here are a few other options:

  • Zipcar: offers access to cars parked right on campus by the hour or by the day.
  • Zimride: private ridesharing network for UCSB. Share seats in your car or catch a ride.