The University of California Santa Barbara is 10 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara and 90 miles north of Los Angeles. If you are driving from the north or the south on the 101 Freeway, just follow the UCSB / Airport Exit signs to the entrance of campus. The campus may also be accessed easily from many major US cities by flying into the Santa Barbara Airport, located about 0.5 miles from the campus entrance. The Santa Barbara Air Bus also provides roundtrip service from the Los Angeles Airport to its Goleta terminal, located within 1 mile of the UCSB campus. There are shuttles that provide transportation from the airport to UCSB. Search for it on the Santa Barbara Airport website.
UCSB Visitor Center
Formal campus tours may be arranged through the UCSB Visitor Center.
Visitors to UC Santa Barbara are required to have a valid parking permit and must observe Parking Regulations while on campus. Contact Parking Services at (805) 893-5388 for additional information.
Additional Areas of Interests
- Resources for traveling by air, train, and rideshare at Travel listings
- Places for dining in Santa Barbara can be found on the dining page
- Resources for places to stay are available at Hotel listings