Conference 2020 - Travel

TRAVEL

  • By Air: For your convenience, we recommend making flight reservations with Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) as your final destination. There are several daily flight arrivals connecting directly from Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, and Denver. The UCSB campus is a five-minute drive from the airport.
    • Santa Barbara Airbus (bus shuttle service from LAX): This service provides several daily bus trips from Los Angeles International Airport to Santa Barbara. Reservations are strongly recommended: (800) 423-1618 (toll-free US/Canada), (805) 964-7759 (outside US/Canada) or www.sbairbus.com. There are discounts for advance reservations and for parties of two or more. You will get off at the Goleta stop.
       
  • By Train: Santa Barbara is served by Amtrak Train Service. Amtrak terminals are located in Santa Barbara (12–15 miles from campus) and Goleta (5 miles from campus).  The Amtrak train station closest to UCSB is the Goleta station (GTA), located at 25 S. La Patera Lane.
     
  • To travel to UCSB by Bus:
    1. Board MTD Line 12x west-bound (toward Camino Real Marketplace) at the intersection of La Patera Lane and Hollister Avenue. Approximately .3 miles from the train stop.
    2. Line 12x becomes Line 24x and continues to the UCSB Bus Loop
       
  • To travel to the Goleta Amtrak station by Bus:
  • Board MTD Line 24x west-bound (toward Camino Real Marketplace) at the UCSB Bus Loop
  • Line 24x becomes Line 12x.
  • Get off the bus at the intersection of Hollister Avenue and La Patera Lane.
  • Walk up La Patera Lane 0.3 miles (6 minutes) toward the mountains to the train stop

To view the trip from UCSB to Goleta Amtrak on a map, click here.

There is additional information on our TPS site at the bottom of the page under, MTD Bus Service between Amtrak Stations and UCSB.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

On APRIL 30 the short courses will be at UCSB’s main campus in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB). The main conference, MAY 1 to MAY 2 will be at the West Campus Conference Center.

UCSB’s main campus and the West Campus Conference Center are both easily accessible from highway US-101. Please see the map links below. Note that if using driving directions/maps websites, there is no proper street address for UCSB; you can get basic directions by entering just the zip code of “93106”.

Driving directions to UCSB’s Main Campus

  • From the North (taking southbound 101) take US-101 to the Los Carneros Road exit and turn right on Los Carneros Road. Proceed to El Colegio Road. Turn left on El Colegio Road, proceed about 1/2 mile, and enter the UCSB campus. For Parking Lot 27, go straight across Ocean Drive. Turn right before the next traffic lights into the Parking Lot 27. For Parking Structure 22, turn right onto Ocean Drive and then left into Parking Structure 22. See this MAP.
  • From the South (taking northbound 101) take US-101 to the Los Carneros Road exit and turn left on Los Carneros Road. Proceed to El Colegio Road. Turn left on El Colegio Road, proceed about 1/2 mile, and enter the UCSB campus. For Parking Lot 27, go straight across Ocean Drive. Turn right before the next traffic lights into the Parking Lot 27. For Parking Structure 22, turn right onto Ocean Drive and then left into Parking Structure 22. See this MAP.

 

Driving directions to West Campus Conference Center

  • From the North (taking southbound 101) take US-101 to the Storke Road/Glen Annie Canyon exit and turn right on Storke Road. Proceed to El Colegio Road. At the end of Storke Road go straight across El Colegio Road onto Slough Road. This small road will wind around the lagoon on your right. Please drive cautiously and slowly. Pass the Devereux sign on your left and continue to Seaway Drive. Turn left onto Seaway Drive. Turn left into the car park after the stop sign. See this MAP.
  • From the South (taking northbound 101) take US-101 to the Storke Road/Glen Annie Canyon exit and turn left on Storke Road. Proceed to El Colegio Road. At the end of Storke Road go straight across El Colegio Road onto Slough Road. This small road will wind around the lagoon on your right. Please drive cautiously and slowly. Pass the Devereux sign on your left and continue to Seaway Drive. Turn left onto Seaway Drive. Turn left into the car park after the stop sign. See this MAP.

GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION

UCSB parking permits are required 7 days per week. Be cautious about where you park. Guests are responsible for following parking rules and for any penalties. Please note that UCSB is a pedestrian campus and parking is limited.

“PAY & DISPLAY” PARKING PERMIT MACHINES

Participants staying in HOTELS or other OFF CAMPUS accommodations without a UC permit should drive directly to Parking Lot 27 or Parking Structure 22. Machines selling “Pay & Display” permits are located in this lot. 

It costs $8 per day to park at UCSB.

Follow the driving directions and steps for purchasing a permit if you are coming from OFF-CAMPUS accommodations. 

STEPS FOR PURCHASING A PERMIT in PARKING LOT 27, PARKING STRUCTURE 22 and at the West Campus Lot 45

  • You may purchase a permit from the machines in lot 22, 27 or 45.
  • Follow the instructions on the machine.
  • Machines DO NOT GIVE CASH CHANGE, but do accept credit/debit cards.
  • Purchase the permit and place on the dashboard of your car on the driver’s side, so that it is VISIBLE from outside the car.

 

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