Accommodations and Travel



For your convenience, there is housing at Manzanita Village (on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara). Please view this link for more information

Housing has also been arranged for instructors at the Best Western South Coast Inn (5620 Calle Real, Goleta).


The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) airport, adjacent to UCSB, is served by the following airlines:

American Airlines (American Eagle) 1(800)433-7300
(Los Angeles)
Horizon Air
  Merged with Alaska Airlines
United Express 1(800)864-8331
(Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco)
US Airways 1(800)428-4322

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), adjacent to campus and both the Manzanita dorms (UCSB) and the Best Western South Coast Inn (5620 Calle Real, Goleta) offer free shuttle service to and from the airport.

For Manzanita:

Upon your arrival, please call 805-893-6161. The shuttle service runs between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

For the Best Western Hotel:

Upon your arrival, please call 805-967-3200. The shuttle service runs between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

A taxi to either of these lodging accommodations will cost about $20.

Flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about a 2-hour drive southeast of Santa Barbara and is served by most major airlines and rental car companies. As an alternative to renting a car, the Santa Barbara Airbus can take you from LAX to either downtown Santa Barbara or Goleta. They offer discounted rates for groups, round-trips and pre-paid trips.
For schedules, fares, and pick-up/drop-off locations, please see

On the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR) is also about 2 hours from Santa Barbara, with airfares usually comparable to LAX fares. See for more information.

Santa Barbara is also served by Amtrak, with convenient service from Los Angeles, Burbank Airport, and San Diego. The station is about 1 mile from the hotel.

Santa Barbara weather: August can be one of the warmer months in Santa Barbara, although nights tend to be cool once the sun goes down. For current conditions and forecasts, see the Santa Barbara weather forecast.

Official Visitor Guide to Santa Barbara


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