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Bus around Santa Barbara | Other Bus Services

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD)

Note: You can purchase MTD 10-Ride Bus passes by mail using a form linked from this page on MTD's website:

Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle

Visitors to Santa Barbara enjoy riding up and down State Street and along the waterfront in a small, open-air, quiet, electric shuttle (pictured on right). The fare is only 50 cents. Shuttles run until 6 PM year-round, and until 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays from April through October (daylight savings times).  Check the schedule for all the details.

  Seaside Shuttle A downtown shuttle in charming Carpinteria.
  Bike and Bus List of routes with bike racks and instructions for their use.
  Santa Barbara MTD Home page with access to bus maps, schedules, and a trip planner.
Other Bus Services
  The Breeze Bus Weekday service between Santa Maria and Lompoc, call 1-800-417-2137 (ote: this bus does not go to or from Santa Barbara)
  Clean Air Express Weekday service from Santa Maria and Lompoc to Goleta and Santa Barbara. Bicycles are welcome. 805-692-1902.
  Chumash Casino Free bus transportation from Santa Barbara to the Casino. 1-800-728-9997. Slots, bingo, poker, 21, entertainment.
  Coastal Express Service Express coach service between Ventura, Oxnard, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara seven days a week; additional service to Goleta and UCSB during weekday peak times. Bicycles and surfboards welcome. 1-800-438-1112. (Scroll down on website for Coastal Express schedule).
  EasyLift Transportation Dial-A-Ride service for frail-elderly and/or disabled individuals who are physically or cognitively unable to ride regular public transit.
  Greyhound Bus Lines Nationwide transit. Fares and schedule information, toll-free: 1-800-229-9424. International areas without toll free access: 1-402-330-8552. 
  Santa Barbara Airbus Scheduled and custom day trips to Los Angeles sport and theatre events, museums, and theme parks. Also shuttle to and from LAX. 805-964-7759 or toll-free 1-800-423-1618.
  Santa Barbara Trolley Tours 805-965-0353. Guided tours of downtown and nearby areas, including the historic Mission.
  Silverado Stages Charter bus service serving the Central Coast. See website or call 805-545-8400.