Travel   

See Important Parking Information Below


Traveling by Air:

Visitors traveling by air to the Santa Barbara area typically fly into the local Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) or, alternately, into the much larger Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about a two hour drive from the south and east. 

The Santa Barbara Airport is literally minutes away from the UCSB campus and is extremely convenient, though its small size means that visitors traveling from most destinations will need to connect through a larger airport on their way to Santa Barbara.  As a result, fares into SBA may be somewhat higher than those to LAX.  At the same time, it should be noted that the cost of bus fare from Los Angeles may reduce any savings achieved by using that airport. 

For discounted student fares check StudentUniverse and STA Travel.

Transportation to the UCSB campus from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA):
Local Buses (Santa Barbara MTD)
Recommended for transportation between the airport and UCSB.
Bus #11 runs from the airport to campus (North Hall) approximately every half-hour. Allow 10-15 minutes for travel from the airport to UCSB. Regular one-way fare $1.25 (all fares are one-way, exact change required).
Superride Shuttle - $9 one-way/$18 roundtrip, airport to UCSB campus

Taxis from the airport to UCSB cost around $10-$15.

Transportation to the UCSB campus from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

The Santa Barbara Airbus, while not inexpensive, has a good reputation for getting around LA's notorious traffic congestion and getting travelers to the airport on time.  The fare is $72 roundtrip when booked in advance on their website.

Traveling by Road:

Traveling north on US Highway 101:
Take the Airport/UCSB (highway 217) exit off US 101 approximately 8 miles north of Santa Barbara. Take this expressway to the campus East Gate entrance.

Traveling south on US Highway 101:
Take the Storke Road/Glen Annie Road exit off US 101 approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara. Turn right on Storke Road and proceed two miles to El Colegio Road. Turn left on El Colegio Road and proceed to the campus West Gate entrance.


Parking:

The closest parking to the Music Building is Lot 3. (See map.) On weekends, drivers can park in any numbered spot.  Please note the number on your spot.  Enter your number and pay at the nearest automated Pay Station.  Parking is $2 for all day on weekends. The Music Building is indicated on the map by the green star.

Signs will be posted around the building to direct you to registration and conference venues.

More information about visitor parking.  

Music Building Parking Map
Full Campus Visitor Parking Map