How to Get Around

The climate and geography of Santa Barbara make it easy to get around without a car. There is much to do within walking and bicycling distance of the train station, downtown, the Mission and the Waterfront. For reaching further destinations like the airport, Santa Ynez Valley wine country and the Channel Islands, we can connect you with a variety of transportation options. Use the top menu to explore these options and the maps below to help plan your trip and guide you once you arrive.


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Santa Barbara
Car Free Map

Get our exclusive Santa Barbara Car Free map with bus routes, bike routes, and info!  Download a PDF version here or visit the Santa Barbara Visitor’s Center at 1 Garden Street in Santa Barbara for a hard copy. Please visit the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District for the most updated bus route information.

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Santa Barbara County
Bike Map

The Santa Barbara County Bike Map is available as a free iPhone app and Android app. A $2.95 printed map is available at County bike shops and the Downtown Santa Barbara Visitor Center. View a list of shops that sell the map or download high-resolution pages at Traffic Solutions.

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Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD)

View maps of local bus routes, including the Downtown/Waterfront Shuttle on their website: sbmtd.gov/maps-schedules


See also Bicycling | Walking | Bus Around | Taxis and Limos