Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD)
The Metropolitan Transit District (MTD)
runs a local bus service between North Goleta and Carpinteria.
The primary drop off and pickup point at UCSB is the bus
loop (North Hall stop) located southwest of the Student Affairs and Administrative
Services (SAASB) building.
Available Bus Passes
Schedules and More Information
UCSB students can ride the MTD buses anywhere between Goleta and Carpinteria at no cost,
upon presentation of a student ID and a current UCSB registration sticker.
Visit the Registrar‘s office or the
A.S. Ticket office
each quarter to pick up a current registration sticker.
Faculty and staff who are on the UCSB payroll at least four months into the future and do not own a parking permit
may qualify for a discounted unlimited 30-day bus pass from TAP.
Discounted Bus Pass
page to learn how to obtain these passes.
If you do not qualify for a discounted bus pass from UCSB, you can purchase a discounted 10-ride
or 30-day Adult bus pass from the MTD. MTD passes are sold on campus
UCSB Bookstore Customer Service counter.
See the MTD’s
Where to Buy Passes page to view all sales locations.
For more information about fares, schedules and destinations, visit
MTD Santa Barbara online
or call the MTD Transit Center at (805) 963-3366. Bus schedules are available at the
TAP office and from the MTD Transit Center at 1020 Chapala Street in downtown Santa Barbara.
MTD Santa Barbara
features a Google Trip Planner on its home page, which you may find useful in
plotting your bus commutes to and from UCSB. Try it!