Santa Barbara, CA
The closest major airport is Bob Hope Airport, located at a distance of 78 miles from the city center of Santa Barbara, in Burbank, CA, connecting the city with various major destinations across USA, being accessible from Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley.
The driving distance between Burbank and Santa Barbara can be made in 1 hour and 30 minutes, the cost of the fuel being around $22 for a round trip.
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Car rental services can be found at the airport in terminal B, and shuttles and cabs are also available in front of the terminal.
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Finding your way around Santa Barbara on bicycle is easy. The city streets are filled with market bike lanes and plenty of bike tracks. If you do not have your bike with you and still want to take a ride on the bike trough the city, there is a solution to your problem: there are bike rental services, down on State Street, near the California Hotel, offering reasonable fares.
Using the Public Transportation Service
The Transit Center (1020 Chapala Street) is the place where many bus trips begin and end, making it easy for travelers to find their bus, being a convenient spot for passenger transfers. A waiting room is provided, where visitors can relax until their bus arrives and ask directions about their planned route from a TC advisor.
Santa Barbara is trying to be car free city, supporting eco-tourism and getting around by car wouldn't be fair to the people in the city. It is possible, of course, the streets being in a good condition, but it will not gain you the admiration of some locals. Even though the city is trying to be car free, during rush hour, traffic can get a bit stressful.
It's a fun, environmentally friendly transportation option, perfect to travel along the beach or the downtown area. The pedicabs can be found especially downtown and are also available by reservations.
The Santa Barbara Historic Trolley is offering tourists a relaxing tour, presenting the downtown area of Santa Barbara, starting and ending at Stearns Wharf, showing the historic sites of the city, including De La Guerra Plaza, the Mission and the Presidio. Tours are given daily, from 10 am, every 45 minutes and it only costs $16 for adults and $8 for children.