International flights and domestic flights fly into the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); to reach Santa Barbara by air, a connection must be made from LAX to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is served by the following airlines:


For more info, see

Domestic flights also fly into the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR), which is on the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area.

Both BUR and LAX are about 2 hours from Santa Barbara and are served by many major airlines and rental car companies. See or LAX website for more information.

The Amtrak train has routes throughout the country and makes frequent stops in both Santa Barbara and Goleta. For schedules and tickets visit AMTRAK.

Alternative to flying or driving a rental car, the Santa Barbara Airbus provides ground transportation between Santa Barbara/Goleta and LAX (approximately a 2-hour drive). The Airbus offers discounted rates for round-trips and pre-paid trips. For schedules, fares, and pick-up/drop-off locations, please see

Carpooling and rideshare services to and from Amtrak stations and airports can be arranged by utilizing our rideshare services.


Interested in carpooling? Please check out RideLinks at

About RideLinks, Inc.:
Los Angeles-based RideLinks, Inc. was established in 1999 with a mission to improve air quality and mitigate congestion by providing the tools to implement practical, cost-effective solutions. Certified by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, this proprietary, user-friendly software is designed to facilitate reporting of mobile source emissions for compliance with air quality regulations. Real-time tracking and calculating enable companies to take a pro-active approach to environmental reporting that enriches, rather than detracts from, their core businesses.

We have chosen RideLinks as our ridematch service provider to assist conference participants in their travel needs, by facilitating easy and comprehensive ridematching services to help decrease travel emissions and showcase comprehensive services that Ridelinks offers above and beyond ridematching.


Once in Santa Barbara, several of the nearby hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport.

For hotel suggestions, please see UCSB Local Lodging or Accommodations in Santa Barbara.

We also highly encourage conference participants to take advantage of on-campus housing. A limited number of residence halls will be available on a first come first serve basis, (another good reason to register early!) Avoiding commutes between hotel and conference is extremely energy efficient and keeps cost of housing low.

Off campus housing will require the use of public transportation to and from campus or, if traveling by car, the additional cost of parking fees ($8.00 for weekdays, or $3.00 for nights and weekends).


Santa Barbara weather is generally temperate during the day (high 60s to high 70s), but rather chilly in the evenings. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket, especially to any evening events. Current conditions and forecasts.

About Santa Barbara:
See the Official Visitor Guide to Santa Barbara.

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Last modified: April 16, 2014