Bus TransitSBCC Commute | Bus
The bus provides a convenient and affordable means of transportation for local residents living between Goleta and Carpinteria. The bus is owned and operated by the Metropolitan Transit District (MTD). Routes run to the main entrances as well as to the West Campus roundabout. You can view the bus schedules here. View a recent bus alert here.


Show your SBCC student ID card, during the valid dates with a current registration sticker to ride any MTD bus.

Staff & Faculty

SBCC employees can save money on gas and frustration with parking by choosing to ride the MTD. Regular one-way fares are only $1.75, a discounted 10 ride pass costs just $11.50, and a 30 day unlimited pass is available for just $52.

MTD Campus Bus Lines

Five direct lines to campus!

Visit the MTD website for current operation schedules of the following routes:

  • LINE 5 (Downtown/Mesa/La Cumbre)
  • LINE 15x (SBCC/UCSB Express)
  • LINE 16 (Downtown/SBCC)
  • LINE 17 (Downtown/Westside/SBCC)
  • LINE 4 (Downtown/Mesa/SBCC)
Please note bus routes and schedules are subject to change, for most updated routes/schedules go to the MTD website.

Regional Commuter Options

Several options are available for students, staff, and faculty that live outside of the area but still want the clean conscience of supporting clean air through using regional mass transit.

Clean Air Express serves – Buellton, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Goleta, Santa Barbara

Vista Coastal Express serves – Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Fillmore, Santa Paula