Get Around Town with SB MTD

August 15, 2014
boarding MTD bus

You can use your UCSB Access card for unlimited rides on any Santa Barbara MTD Bus*. To ride, simply show your current quarter’s registration sticker, which you can get at the AS Ticket Office window outside the MCC, in front of Corwin Pavilion. The most popular lines include the 24x to get to downtown Santa Barbara in about 20 minutes, the 11 to get to the airport and all along Hollister Avenue, and the 15x which travels between SBCC and UCSB. Santa Catalina and University Apartment Residents can use the bus to get to campus since there are buses going back and forth on El Colegio constantly. You can even bring your bike on the bus for extra convenience.

For maps & schedules, visit the MTD website:

Alternative Transportation Methods

Planning on going home or traveling for the weekend? Check out these options:

  • Amtrak – Catch the train at the Goleta Amtrak station (or Downtown SB). If you plan on taking the Amtrak often, you can purchase a Student Advantage Card which gives you a 15% discount.
  • Greyhound – An cost-efficient mode of transportation with stops including San Luis Obispo, Oxnard, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego and many more cities. 
  • UCSB Rideshare Group on Facebook – Catch a ride with fellow students or post yours for some extra cash.
  • Zipcar – Wheels when you need them . Grab a car by the hour or day.


*student fees go toward paying for MTD bus each quarter

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