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Travel

Flying | Driving | Parking Information | Accommodations

Flying to UCSB

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):

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


Driving to UCSB

From the South/East

Take the Airport/UCSB (highway 217) exit off northbound US 101, approximately 8 miles north of Santa Barbara. Take this expressway through the East Gate entrance. At the roundabout, take the second right onto Lagoon Road. Turn right onto UCen Road. Just before the bend in the road, Lot 3 and the Music Building will be on your right.

From the North/West

Take the Storke Road/Glen Annie Road exit off southbound US 101, approximately 31 miles southeast of Buellton and 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 follow the road as it bends slightly to the right. Turn left onto Ocean Road and continue on this road as it bends left. At the T intersection, turn right onto Mesa Road. At the roundabout, take the first right onto Lagoon Road. Turn right onto UCen Road. Just before the bend in the road, Lot 3 and the Music Building will be on your right.

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Parking Information

The closest parking to the Music Building is Lot 3. On weekends, drivers can park in any spot not marked reserved for faculty/staff at all times. You must purchase a permit from the automated kiosk; parking is $3 for all day on weekends. Signs will be posted around the building to direct you to registration and conference venues.

Music Building map Music Building map

View printable maps (pdf) »

For more information about parking at UCSB, visit Parking Services.


Local Hotels and Motels

(Note: Listings do not constitute endorsements)

  • Best Western South Coast Inn
    5620 Calle Real
    Goleta, CA 93117
    Tel: (805) 967-3200
    Fax: (805) 683-4466
    Toll Free Reservations: (800) 350-3614

  • Motel 6
    5897 Calle Real
    Goleta, CA 93117
    Tel: (805) 964-3596
    Fax: (805) 683-0647
  • Holiday Inn
    5650 Calle Real
    Goleta, CA 93117
    Tel: (805) 964-6241
    Fax: (805) 964-8467


  • Super 8
    6021 Hollister Avenue
    Goleta, CA 93117
    Tel: (805) 967-5591
    Fax: (805) 964-2461

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