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Ground Transportation

A variety of ground transportation options are available at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) conveniently connecting the Airport to surrounding hotels, tourist attractions, businesses, and residencies. These options include rental cars, commercial and courtesy shuttles, taxis, rideshare services, MTD public buses and the near by Amtrak Train.

All Ground Transportation options listed here have been impacted by COVID-19. Please, contact the individual organization well in advance of your need to ensure availability.

SBA has been in communication with all Ground Transpiration providers to ensure proper procedures in cleaning and face coverings are being committed to by the organizations. Many require passengers to wear face coverings or take other precautions, please contact the individual organization for details. 

Door-to-Door Shuttle

  • Central Coast Shuttle - (805) 928-1977 or (800) 470-8818
  • Road Runner - (805) 389-8196 or (800) 247-7919
  • Shuttle Service for the Economy Lot - this service runs every 15 minutes to and from the terminal to the lot. There is no requirement to make a reservation or call ahead. Not in service currently due to COVID-19. 

Taxi Cab Companies

  • American Taxi - (805) 284-7022
  • Crown Cab - (805) 689-0234
  • Fly By Night Taxi - (805) 886-8617
  • Roadways Cab - (805) 683-6200
  • Rose Cab - (805) 451-0426
  • Santa Barbara Airport Taxi - (805) 895-2422 (Not affiliated with the airport)
  • Santa Barbara City Cab - (805) 968-6868
  • Santa Barbara Checker Cab - (805) 560-8284
  • Santa Barbara Yellow Cab - (805) 965-5111

Rideshare Services

Uber and Lyft rideshare services are the most commonly utilized in the Santa Barbara area. Rideshare services can be utilized for drop off and pick up the Terminal. There is not currently a special location for these services. 

Uber's "In This Together" Campaign in response to COVID-19

Lyft's Health Safety Program in response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transit District Public Buses

There is a Public Bus Stop on Moffett Road across from the Airline Terminal. Bus Schedules are available in the Terminal south lobby and online at

Amtrak Train

The nearest Amtrak Train Station and booking information can be found here.

Bicycle Access

Uncovered bicycle racks are available near the Airport Terminal building. Future Airline Terminal improvement plans include covered bicycle accommodations.

Enjoy Santa Barbara Car Free

You can experience the beautiful Santa Barbara area car free. Maps, resources, special offers, and more.