Contact Us

John Bowers

(805) 893-8447

bowers@ece.ucsb.edu

Tina Hang

(805) 892-2149

bowers-admin@ece.ucsb.edu

Physical Address: 

Engineering Science Building, Room 2221

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Mailing Address:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560

 

Travel information, Directions & Parking

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 taxi ride (or Uber or Lyft) from the Santa Barbara Airport; a list of taxi services is available below. For Santa Barbara Airport travel information regarding flight, or ground transportation visit www.flysba.com

United Airlines offers several daily nonstop flights from San Francisco (SFO) and LAX to the Santa Barbara Airport. American Airlines offers nonstop flights from LAX, but flights from SFO transfer in LAX.

For those of you who can't resist the lowest ticket price and fly into LAX, there is a shuttle service (https://www.sbairbus.com/page/display/laxshuttle) that makes one stop on the way and then drops you in Santa Barbara. The price is $94 roundtrip for 1 person (discounted prepaid - if payments are made 24 hours in advance) and takes approximately 2-3 hours in the best of traffic.

Taxi Information

Rates from Santa Barbara Airport to Santa Barbara Inn:
901 East Cabrillo Blvd. SB, CA 93103

Blue Dolphin Cab
805.966.6161 or 805.962.6886
Airport to Hotel: $25.00 flat fee
Accept Cash, Master Card, and VISA

Goleta Yellow Cab
805.683.7711
Airport to Hotel: $30.00
Accept Master Card, and VISA

Checker Cab
805.560.8284 or Moe 805.560.8284 or 1.888.511.1110
Airport to Hotel: $33.00-$35.00
Rate: $2.70/mi
Accept Master Card, American Express, and VISA

Yellow Cab
805.965.5111
Airport to Hotel: $25.00-$30.00
Rate: $1.90 when cab starts and 2.70/mi.
Accept Cash, Master Card, and VISA

A Goleta Cab
805.966.6633
Airport to Hotel: $27.00-$28.00
Rate: $2.78/mi.
Accept Cash, Master Card, and VISA

Driving - U.S. 101 From the South

Exit the 101 freeway at the Airport / UCSB (Route 217) off-ramp and proceed through the Henley Gate at the east campus entrance. Make a right turn as you enter the round-a-bout onto Mesa Road. Make a quick left turn at the first stoplight into Lot #10, a multi-story parking structure.

Driving - U.S. 101 From the North

Take the Los Carneros exit (Number 107) off U.S. 101 and continue on Los Carneros Road for about 1.5 miles. Make a left turn  onto Mesa Road (marked with UCSB sign). Continue on Mesa Rd past 1 stop sign, and 2 traffic signals.  At the 3rd light, make a right turn into Lot #10, a multi-story parking structure.

Parking

Please park at the Lot #10 parking structure (indicated with green arrow in map below) unless otherwise instructed. Park on the first level in a numbered (but not "restricted") space, and purchase an appropriate permit from one of the dispensers (near the elevators).

Parking at the university is very limited. If you have special transport needs, please indicate the need for parking to Tina. For more information on parking, please see the TPS Website. (Please note that if parking is for an organized event, special parking arrangements may be in effect.)

 

Map of UCSB Lot 10


 

Hotels

We recommend Pacific Suites since it is very close to campus. Another choice is the Best Western Plus.