Transportation

Getting to Santa Barbara, and then getting around once you arrive, are arguably two of visitors’ favorite features when it comes to ease and convenience. Train, plane, car, or bus, transportation in Santa Barbara is incredibly accessible.

Once here, leave your car in park. Public transportation options are as varied as the places they can take you, and include public bus, open-air trolley, and water taxi. Or go exploring on foot, via bike path, or flag down the nearest pedicab.

Featured Transportation in Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara MTD

The mission of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is to enhance the mobility of South Coast residents, commuters, and visitors by offering safe, appealing, equitable, environmentally responsible, and fiscally sound transit service.

Santa Barbara Trolley Company

Welcome aboard Santa Barbara Trolley Tours.  With over 30 years in service, we know Santa Barbara!  Let our experienced Santa Barbara native drivers guide you through Santa Barbara’s hot spots! We offer fully-narrated…

Santa Barbara Airbus

Travel better with the Santa Barbara Airbus! With 16 trips between Santa Barbara & LAX every day, the Airbus is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get to Santa Barbara. Bookings can be made online up to 2 hours before your trip.…