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There is no subway system in Santa Barbara. The primary form of public transportation is the Santa Barbara MTD (Metropolitan Transit District) bus system. You can go almost everywhere in town by bus. The fare is $1.00 but if you have a student I.D., you can take the bus for free. If you need to transfer the bus, you can get a transfer pass without charge. There are two kinds of buses that are Express bus and local bus. Express bus doesn’t stop a lot and go directly to the transit center. Meanwhile local bus stops a lot.
There are 27 numbers of buses that go to Goleta and Santa Barbara., you can get a route & schedule guide in Transit center in downtown. If you have a bicycle, you can also load your bike.
Or If you go to the MTD site, you can check any information about route and time.
Here's some tips about how to use bicycle racks
Loading Your Bike:
Unloading Your Bike:
In downtown Santa Barbara, there are shuttle buses. You can go to beach or harbor by shuttle. It stops at every block.
The shuttle buses run everyday from 10:00am to 6:p.m. You
can see detailed schedule and routes in MTD site.