Travel & Hotels

By Air

We strongly urge you to fly into the Santa Barbara airport - although it may cost slightly more than flying into Los Angeles (LAX), the time and hassle saved will be more than worth it. UC Santa Barbara is an easy 5 minute cab ride from the Santa Barbara Airport, see taxi information below. For Santa Barbara Airport travel information regarding flight, or ground transportation visit

Daily nonstop flights are available to Santa Barbara Airport from San Fransisco-SFO (United), Los Angeles-LAX (American & United), Denver-DEN (Frontier & United), Portland-PDX (Alaska), Seattle-SEA (United), and Phoenix-PHX (US Airways).

For those of you who can't resist the lowest ticket price and fly into LAX, there is a shuttle service ( that makes one stop on the way and then drops you in Santa Barbara. The trip takes approximately 2 hours in the best of traffic.

Taxi Information

Paradise Cab (805) 377-1112
Rose Cab (805) 564-2600
Santa Barbara Yellow Cab (805) 965-5111


Best Western (805) 967-3200
Pacifica Suites (805) 683-6722
Courtyard Marriott (805) 968-0500
Hampton Inn (805) 681-9800
The Goodland (805) 964-6241
Hotel Milo (805) 965-4577