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Convenient round trip transportation between Los Angeles International Airport and Santa Barbara is available from the Santa Barbara Airbus. There are 14 bus trips each day, with buses leaving Goleta 4am-7pm. A one-way trip costs $32 if pre-paid at least 24 hours in advance($35 non pre-pay price); round trip is $ 60 if pre-paid ($65 non pre-pay). Group rates are also available. Hours every day: 7am-10pm;964-7759
The Greyhound depot is in Santa Barbara, next door to the local MTD Transit Center. Prices change seasonally. About 10 buses leave each day from Santa Barbara in either direction. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served bases (reservations are not accepted) so it is advised that you arrive 45-60 minutes early to insure a seat;965-7551
There are a few taxi companies in the Santa Barbara area. The fare is very expensive compared to bus fare. But if there are no buses at night, it can be convenient to take a taxi.
The Amtrak station is located at 209 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara and at the end of La Patera Lane in Goleta. Amtrak offers two trains daily from Santa Barbara and at the end of La Patera Lane in Goleta to Los Angeles, with connections to San Diego and to the east. Another train travels daily to Seattle and points between. Fares change depending on season and availability but there is usually a discount on round trip fares. Information is available at the depot everyday 7am-11pm (closed 1:30-2:30pm and 6:30-7pm); or you can call for information and reservation; 1-800-USA-RAIL.
There are a lot of bike lane in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Itís very convenient to go to near place. So, many students use bikes to go to school. You can buy a bicycle easily or can get used bike in a store. When you buy a bike, you should have a lock because there are so many bike thefts in Santa Barbara. U-Locks ($15-$30) are usually the most reliable. Do ask the shop keeper for choices.
Here is a bike route map. (takes a long time to download, so be patient)
Located at the Kmart Shopping center, next to Chevron Gas Station
Phone: (805) 685-6799
Price Range: Beach Cruisers starts at $180 to $400 for high performance bikes. All are new bikes. Full service tune-ups are available.
882 Embarcadero Del Mar
Price Range: $75 to $120 for used bikes, $150 and up for new bikes. They will buy your bike when you leave for about 30% of the price you paid if you sell it back within 45days of the date that you bought it.
6865 Hollister Avenue
Phone: (805) 968-4462
Price Range: $80 to $170 for all new bikes. There are no used bikes for sale. There is a 30 days warrantee for all bikes. Pre-tune-ups for new bikes are also available during the warrantee period.
6578 Pardall Road
Price Range: $80 and up (new and used)
New and used bikes with a full-service shop available. Also, they advertise the fact that they accept ďtrade-ins.Ē If you have a bike that you donít like, you can take it there and they will give you credit towards another bike. Basically, they will buy your old bike of you buy another from them.
5880 Hollister Ave.
Price Range: $150.00 and up (mostly new)
This is a full service bike shop that offers all types of bikes at a wide range of prices.
324 State St#A, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 962-5962