Public Transportation

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209 State St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 800-872-7245

25 S. La Patera Lane

Goleta, CA 93117 800-872-7245 

Amtrak has seven other connections in Santa Barbara County in addition to its full stations in Santa Barbara and Goleta: Carpinteria and Surf (platform); Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc and Santa Maria (bus pickup); and Guadalupe (unstaffed station).

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District

1020 Chapala St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 905-963-3366 

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District serves the south part of the county from its hub in downtown Santa Barbara where staffers can help riders plan their routes.

Other Santa Barbara Transit Options

Bill’s Bus


Late-evening service between Isla Vista and Santa Barbara: “I drank, Bill drove.”

Clean Air Express


Service is available for residents of Santa Barbara County commuting between Santa Barbara or Goleta and Lompoc or Santa Maria.

Easy Lift


Easy Lift is a nonprofit organization that offers paratransit service for those whose disabilities prevent their use of fixed-route public transportation.

Santa Barbara Airbus


Santa Barbara Airbus makes trips daily between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles International Airport.



SmartRide matches carpool and vanpool partners.

Vista Costal Express


Vista Costal Express offers transportation between Santa Barbara and Ventura.

City of Lompoc Transit


COLT provides public transportation within Lompoc, Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village. Fixed-route service and on-call paratransit service for the disabled are available.

Special COLT routes include the Wine Country Express, a circuit through Lompoc, Buellton and Solvang three times each day; round-trip rides to Santa Barbara every Tuesday and Thursday; and nightly student service from Hancock College to students’ homes.

Santa Maria Area Transit


City of Santa Maria buses carry passengers along more than a dozen routes within the city and the county. On-call paratransit service for the disabled also is available. The Santa Maria Breeze Bus provides weekday transportation between Santa Maria, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Buellton and Solvang.

Santa Ynez Valley Transit


The Santa Ynez Valley Transit system is a combined effort by Buellton, Solvang and the county of Santa Barbara that links Ballard, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang.


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