IN PERSON

UCSB BOOKSTORE

1 UCEN Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
805.893.3819

Get Directions

Santa Barbara MTD Goleta Valley Community Center

GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

5679 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Vending Machine

Get Directions

Santa Barbara MTD Transit Center InfoWindow Image

MTD TRANSIT CENTER

1020 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805. 963.3366

Get Directions

Santa Barbara MTD Business Office InfoWindow Image

MTD BUSINESS OFFICE

550 Olive Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805. 963.3364
MTD accepts cash, a local imprinted check,
or a money order (payable to "MTD") as payment for passes.


Get Directions

Santa Barbara MTD Albertson's Carpenteria

ALBERTSON'S CARPINTERIA

1018 Casitas Pass Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Vending Machine

Get Directions

EASTSIDE LIBRARY

1102 East Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Vending Machine


Get Directions

BY MAIL

You can order your 10-Ride or 30-Day Pass through the mail by filling out & sending in an order form.


FARES

All fares are one-way and may be paid with coins or bills. Fareboxes do not give change and drivers cannot make change. Exact change required.

STANDARD


$1.75

  • Regular one-way
  • Youth (k-12th grade)

$0.85

  • Seniors (age 62+)
  • Persons with Disabilities*
  • Persons with Medicare Cards*

Identification, proof of age, a Medicare card, or MTD photo ID is required.


FREE

  • Children under 45 inches tall
    (three children per adult)
  • Transfers (to complete a one-way trip)

For more information on Transfers, click here.


$6.00

  • Day Pass

$1.75

  • Token for one-way fare

SHUTTLES


$0.50

  • Regular one-way
  • Youth (k-12th grade)

$0.25

  • Seniors (age 62 and over)*
  • Persons with Disabilities*
  • Persons with Medicare Cards*

*Identification, proof of age, a Medicare card, or MTD photo ID is required.


FREE

  • Children under 45 inches tall
    (three children per adult)

NOTICE - This fare is for Downtown, Waterfront, and Seaside Shuttles only. The Crosstown Shuttle costs the standard fare.


PASSES

10-RIDE PASS

Discounted


$11.50

  • Adult

$8.25

  • Youth (k-12th grade)

$5.50

  • Senior (Age 62 and over)*
  • Mobility (For Disabled Persons and Medicare Card Holders)*

Apply here for persons with disabilities.


*Identification, proof of age, a Medicare card, or MTD photo ID is required. MTD can accept cash, a local imprinted check, or a money order (payable to “MTD”) as payment for passes.

30-DAY PASS

Discounted


$52.00

  • Adult

$42.00

  • Youth (k-12th grade)

$20.00

  • Senior (Age 62 and over)*
  • Mobility (For Disabled Persons and Medicare Card Holders)*

Apply here for persons with disabilities.


30-Day Passes are valid for 30 days from first use.
They are not valid on Downtown-Waterfront Shuttles. 30-Day passes are not transferable and transfers are not available with this pass.

10-Ride Passes do not expire.

Improper use of passes may result in revocation or confiscation.

All pass sales are final. No refunds. Passes have no cash value.

Mobility Pass: Reduced Fare and Medicare ID Cards

Passengers with disabilities may be eligible for the Mobility Pass, a reduced fare to ride MTD buses.

To obtain a reduced fare MTD photo ID card, passengers must have an application completed by a qualified physician or an MTD-certified social service agency. You may download an application here, or get one at the MTD Transit Center, or call 805.963.3366 for more information.

Passengers may also present a disabled photo ID card from another transit agency, a valid Medicare ID card, or a valid California DMV Disabled Placard Receipt to obtain a reduced fare MTD photo ID card.

If the photo ID card is lost, a replacement fee of $5.00 will be charged.


UCSB & SBCC STUDENTS RIDE FREE

UCSB & SBCC students may use their student ID with a current registration sticker as a bus pass.

Valid Dates

UCSB – 7 calendar days before the first day of classes until 2 weeks into the next quarter.
SBCC – 7 calendar days before the first day of classes until the last day of final exams, except Fall semester stickers are valid until 7 calendar days before Spring classes begin.

UCSB & SBCC cards are not valid on the Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle.

2017-2018 Valid Dates for Student Registration Stickers as Prepaid Bus Fare

SBCC

Fall Aug 14 - Jan 8

Spring Jan 9 - May 12

Summer I May 21 - Jun 29

Summer II Jun 30 - Aug 10

UCSB

Fall Sep 14 - Jan 8

Winter Jan 8 - Apr 15

Spring Apr 2 - July 8

Summer Jun 25 - Oct 7


TRANSFERS

If you need to use more than one bus to reach your destination, ask the driver for a transfer when you pay your fare on the first bus.

Transfers are free and can be used as your fare on up to two more buses. The transfer is valid for up to 60 minutes on the second bus. In the rare case that you need to transfer to a third bus to reach your destination, ask the driver on your second bus to give you another transfer. This transfer will be valid for 30 minutes.

Transfers are valid to complete your one-way trip. Transfers are not valid for return trips. Passengers who use MTD’s 30 day passes will not be issued transfers. Use your pass on each bus in any direction.

It is MTD policy that drivers may wait up to 3 minutes beyond their scheduled departure times for transferring passengers. If you are concerned about catching your connecting bus, request that your driver call ahead to ask your next driver to wait for you.

During peak-hour times when there is more frequent bus service, Lines 1, 2, 6 & 11 will not wait. There will be another bus in 10 minutes.

MTD transfers are not valid on the Downtown and Waterfront Shuttles.

Other Transfers

With a valid transfer slip from VCTC, you pay only $1.00 to ride MTD!

Pacific Surfliner’s Transit Transfer Program

On the day you travel on the Pacific Surfliner train, show your valid Amtrak Pacific Surfliner paper ticket or e-ticket to the driver when you board the connecting bus or shuttle and ride MTD for free! Visit Pacific Surfliner for more info.