Pacific Surfliner Train First/Last Mile Shuttle Route Now Serving UCSB


Santa Barbara MTD has been operating connecting “first mile/last mile” shuttle service for the Pacific Surfliner train since it was retimed back in April of 2018 to better match commuter hours. As of October 1st, the shuttle route formerly terminating at Hollister and Patterson (known as East Goleta Amtrak Shuttle) has been rerouted and now serves UCSB, the largest employer in Santa Barbara County.

When the Surfliner train arrives at the Goleta Amtrak Station on the early morning trip, the new UCSB/East Goleta Amtrak Shuttle (Line 91) is waiting just off the platform. Riders with a valid train ticket board the connecting shuttle for free.

The UCSB/East Goleta Amtrak Shuttle runs from the Goleta Amtrak Station and heads east on Hollister through Old Town Goleta, with stops at Hollister & Pine, Hollister & Kellogg, UCSB Elings Hall, and UCSB North Hall Bus Loop.

In the afternoon, the bus goes in the reverse direction, picking up at the following stops (in order) prior to dropping off at the Goleta Amtrak Station to catch the 4:25pm train: UCSB North Hall Bus Loop, UCSB Elings Hall, Hollister & Ward, Hollister & Kellogg, and Hollister & Nectarine.

In addition to this route, the two other routes remain:

West Goleta Amtrak Shuttle (Line 90) runs between the Goleta Amtrak Station and Hollister at Palo Alto (LogMeIn Campus), serving major Goleta business parks and Camino Real Marketplace along the way.

Santa Barbara Amtrak Shuttle (Line 92) runs between the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and serves Downtown locations between the station and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) contracts with Santa Barbara MTD to provide this connecting service.

Commuters can get more information by calling (805) 963-3366 or by emailing info@sbmtd.gov. Maps with route and stop details and estimated times are included below.