About UC Santa Barbara

Over 1,000 acres on the California coast about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Directions to Campus

Traveling North on the U.S. 101 Freeway
(to the UCSB Visitor Center):

Exit the 101 freeway at the Airport / UCSB (Route 217) off-ramp (approximately eight miles north of Santa Barbara) and proceed through the Henley Gate at the east campus entrance. Veer right onto Mesa Road and continue to the traffic signal at University Plaza. Turn left into University Plaza and continue to the Information Kiosk (in the center of the plaza) for special event parking instructions, or simply park in a visitor lot and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle. A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

Traveling South on the U.S. 101 Freeway:

Exit the 101 Freeway at the Storke Road / Glen Annie Road (Exit 108) off-ramp (approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara). Turn right onto Storke Road and continue to El Colegio Road. Turn left onto El Colegio Road and proceed to Ocean Road. Turn left onto Ocean Road and continue to Mesa Road. Turn right onto Mesa Road and proceed to the traffic signal at University Plaza. Turn right into University Plaza and continue to the Information Kiosk (in the center of the plaza) for special event parking instructions, or simply park in a visitor lot and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle. A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

For important updates, please visit the Transportation & Parking Service website at: www.tps.ucsb.edu and tune into AM 1610 within two miles of campus for traffic information.