Santa Barbara’s Downtown Waterfront Shuttle

1020 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara MTD‘s all-electric Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle is proud to provide a convenient mode of transportation for visitors and residents, facilitating unique and efficient travel between the waterfront and downtown Santa Barbara. The State Street Promenade has become a trendy destination for exploring a wide range of shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment experiences—and a ride on the shuttle is the perfect way to explore this downtown highlight and so much more along the route, like the Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Harbor and other iconic locations.

Before you hop aboard, here is everything you need to know about the Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle.

Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle Schedule

The shuttle service will operate every 20 minutes, Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sept. 2, with additional service offered on July 4 and Labor Day. 

Pick up and drop off locations:

Amtrak Station (Santa Barbara)
Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Harbor

To view the complete list of shuttle stops, click here.


Fares are affordable at just $0.50 for a one-way trip, and $0.25 for seniors (62+) and people with disabilities. Love unlimited rides? Grab the $1 day pass and ride the shuttle all day long. Got an Amtrak ticket? Show it to the driver and enjoy free rides on the Shuttle and any MTD bus service that day. The shuttle is ADA accessible and no reservations are required.


Santa Barbara offers a variety of activities that cater to those seeking car-free experiences, including a separate, narrated 90-minute tour with Santa Barbara Trolley Company. Each of these activities provides its own distinct and enjoyable form of entertainment, and the best part is, you won’t have to worry about parking meters or your carbon footprint. 

Santa Barbara’s Downtown Waterfront Shuttle

1020 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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