Getting to Santa Barbara

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Location of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is located about 90 miles North West of Los Angeles and 330 miles South of San Francisco. It is served by frequent nonstop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Denver. It is also served by AMTRAK rail service.

These maps show the location of Santa Barbara, as well as the nearby cities, and roads through California: A local map of the Santa Barbara area, showing UCSB, the airport, and suggested hotels, is here ; a postscript version is here.

Flying to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Airport is adjacent to the University and is served by the following airlines

The Santa Barbara Airbus, (805) 964-7759, provides several daily bus trips from the Los Angeles International Airport, about 2.5 hours away from Santa Barbara. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Personal Vehicle

UCSB is easily accessible from US 101, as can be seen from the local map. From the South, take the UCSB/Highway 217 exit and ask for direction at the University gate. From the North, take the Storke Road/UCSB exit and drive South (toward the ocean) to a "T" junction with El Colegio Road. Turn left, and ask for directions at the University gate. Parking at UCSB is by permit only. Should you be relying on your own automobile for transportation to and from campus, please indicate so on the registration form; for a charge of $10 you will receive a parking permit, valid for the duration of the conference, with your registration material. Note that transportation between the UCSB campus and nearby hotels will be provided.


The regular train from Los Angeles (San Diegan) stops in Santa Barbara; a few trips per day are available. The train route just north of Santa Barbara, on the Coast Starlight, passes by exceptionally beautiful coastal scenery.

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