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transportation from santa barbara airport

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transportation from santa barbara airport

About how much does a taxi cost from the airport into the city? Does the local city bus go from the airport into town?

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1. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

I'd use Uber,

santabarbaraca.gov/gov/…transportation.asp

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2. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

thanks, but we don't like uber. what's wrong with the local bus?

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3. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

You can take the Santa Barbara MTD (Metropolitan Transit District) bus 11. It serves UC Santa Barbara but picks up at Santa Barbara Airport also. Will take you to the heart of town - State Street.

Bus info:

http://sbmtd.gov/maps-and-schedules/11.html

If you need to reach other parts of Santa Barbara, you may need to transfer to a different bus at the SB Transit Center.

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4. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

HappyFeet Thanks so much!

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>>>what's wrong with the local bus?<<<

It is slow and inefficient. An Uber from the airport to State Street will take 15 minutes, the city bus will be closer to an hour and you might have to do one transfer, depending on when you arrive. Be sure you have exact change too and hope your luggage fits in the overhead, if it is there.

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6. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

Thanks for these details Scott. We're used to great transit in SEA & PDX and had hoped to find it in SB as well.

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7. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

Not sure what your plans are, but we rented a Nissan Sentra from Hertz at the SB airport for $131 for 6 days back in January. The airport is very small so renting is very easy. We were in and out in no time. I would reserve in advance. Just a thought.

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8. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

Rjh Wow, that's incredibly reasonable! Thanks.

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9. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

That was January. Might be more expensive now. Worth checking out.

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10. Re: transportation from santa barbara airport

SB has a population of under 100,000. Expecting "mass transit" on the order of Portland or Seattle is unrealistic.

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