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Directions to UCSB

The UCSB Visitor Center is located on the ground floor of the Student Affairs Administrative Services Building (SAASB).
  • The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is less than two miles from the UCSB campus. Taxis from SBA to UCSB usually cost $18 for the one-way trip so please bring cash. 
  • Amtrak trains service the area with terminals in downtown Santa Barbara and in Goleta.
Directions from Highway 101 North or South

Parking

  • Park in Lot 18 (Mesa Parking Structure) or Lot 16.
  • Pay for parking at any parking kiosk machine.
  • Display the permit on the dashboard of your vehicle.
  • View current UCSB parking rates.

UCSB Summer Stays

If you will be visiting campus this summer for a campus tour or presentation between the dates of June 23 - September 1, 2018, consider reserving a room in the UCSB Santa Ynez Apartments to experience university housing. The fully furnished two-bedroom apartments accommodate four people.

Register now!

Nearby Hotels

Please note that hotel information listed below does not reflect any endorsement by or affiliation with UC Santa Barbara.*

*Excludes The Club & Guest House, Santa Ynez Apartments, and Summer Inn at UC Santa Barbara
Goleta Area Hotels
Best Western South Coast Inn
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
4 miles from campus
The Club & Guest House at UC Santa Barbara
Building 581, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
On campus
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117
2.5 miles from campus
Extended Stay America
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
4.5 miles from campus
Hampton Inn
5665 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
3 miles from campus
Hilton Garden Inn
6878 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
2 miles from campus
The Kimpton Goodland Hotel
5650 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
4 miles from campus; Ask for the UCSB discount
Motel 6
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
3 miles from campus
Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
2.5 miles from campus; Ask for the UCSB discount
Ramada Santa Barbara
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
5 miles from campus; Ask for the UCSB discount
Residence Inn Santa Barbara Goleta
6350 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
2.5 miles from campus
UCSB Santa Ynez Apartments
6750 El Colegio Road, Goleta, CA 93117
1 mile from campus (Open June - September)
Super 8 Motel
6021 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
2.5 miles from campus
Summer Inn Santa Barbara
Located on the UCSB campus
On campus (Open June - August)