Clean Air Express

Routes

Clean Air Express operates commuter routes (WEEKDAYS only) from Santa Maria, Lompoc and Solvang/Buellton to Goleta/UCSB.

 

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Schedules

Monday through Friday, there is ONE daily southbound trip arriving at UCSB and ONE daily northbound trip departing UCSB. UCSB commuters traveling the Solvang/Buellton and Santa Maria routes transfer to the Lompoc bus on their southbound trip, and board the Lompoc bus at UCSB for their northbound trip. All posted times are subject to traffic and road conditions.

Between Solvang/Buellton and UCSB

The Solvang/Buellton route originates at Mission Drive and Park Way in Solvang. Pick-up/drop-off point in Buellton is at the Park and Ride lot on Avenue of Flags, south of Highway 246. The trip to UCSB requires a transfer at Pacific Oaks Road in Goleta to the Clean Air Express bus traveling between Lompoc and UCSB.

Southbound
Depart Solvang
Mission Drive/
Park Way
Depart Buellton
Park and Ride
Exit Buellton
bus at Pacific Oaks
Board Lompoc
bus at Pacific Oaks
Arrive
UCSB Bus Loop
6:15 AM 6:25 AM 6:56 AM 7:12 AM 7:20 AM

In the afternoon, passengers board the Lompoc bus at the UCSB bus loop and transfer to the Buellton/Solvang bus on Hollister Avenue at Pacific Oaks Road.

Northbound
Depart
UCSB Bus Loop
on Lompoc bus
Exit Lompoc
bus at Pacific Oaks
Board Buellton
bus at Pacific Oaks
Arrive Buellton Park and Ride Arrive Solvang
Mission Drive/
Park Way
4:40 PM 4:48 PM 5:05 PM 5:38 PM 5:48 PM

Between Lompoc and UCSB

Southbound
Depart Lompoc (Cypress & J St.) Arrive UCSB Bus Loop
6:25 AM 7:20 AM
Northbound
Depart UCSB Bus Loop Arrive Lompoc (Cypress & J St.)
4:40 PM 5:45 PM

Between Santa Maria and UCSB

(Thanks to www.TrafficSolutions.info)

The Santa Maria trip to UCSB requires a transfer at Pacific Oaks Road in Goleta to the Clean Air Express bus traveling between Lompoc and UCSB.

Southbound
Depart Santa Maria
(Hagerman Park)
Exit Santa Maria bus
at Pacific Oaks
Board Lompoc bus
at Pacific Oaks
Arrive
UCSB Bus Loop
6:00 AM 7:06 AM 7:12 AM 7:20 AM

In the afternoon, passengers board the Lompoc bus at the UCSB bus loop and transfer to the Santa Maria bus on Hollister Avenue at Pacific Oaks Road.

Northbound
Depart
UCSB Bus Loop
on Lompoc bus
Exit Lompoc bus
at Pacific Oaks
Board Santa Maria bus at Pacific Oaks Arrive Santa Maria
(Hagerman Park)
4:40 PM 4:48 PM 4:57 PM 6:07 PM

Fares

Clean Air Express sells 10-ride and monthly passes, and accepts single-trip cash fares. See Clean Air Express Passes for details.

Cost-Saving Payment Options

Faculty and staff who are employed at least 45% of time at UCSB, at least four months into the future, may choose to purchase monthly passes through pre-tax payroll deduction.* Enrollees in the payroll deduction program who are not owners of a UCSB parking permit may qualify for an additional savings of $21 per month on bus fare. To enroll in this latter program, download and complete the University of California Pretax Transportation Deductions request form. Click the form’s SUBMIT button to send the form to TAP as an email attachment. Alternatively, you may return the form to the TAP office in person or by fax at 805.893.4570. The form must be received by TAP at least ONE month before you wish to begin pre-tax payroll deduction.

*Under IRS Section 132a qualified transportation expenses include payments for the use of mass transportation and vanpool. The current maximum pre-tax payroll deduction is $255 per calendar month. 

Payroll Deduction Cancellation Policy

We regret that we cannot refund automatic payroll deduction once a bus pass order has been submitted to Clean Air Express. If you wish to cancel automatic payroll deduction, send TAP an email no later than the 1st of the month PRIOR to the month for which cancellation is desired. For example, if you wish to cancel enrollment at the end of May, notify us by email no later than APRIL 1.

Stay Connected En Route

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Clean Air Express buses have FREE wireless web access. To connect, simply join the “Free Clean Air Express Internet” network in whichever way you normally connect to a wireless network on your laptop or web-enabled phone.

Saturday Service

Take the Clean Air Express Saturday Service between Santa Barbara and Solvang, Buellton, or Los Olivos.  Link to special Saturday Schedule Brochure

More Information

The information posted here is for UCSB commuters. For complete schedules, bus stop locations and more, visit the Clean Air Express website. To get the FAQs on commuting by Clean Air Express, see Frequently Asked Questions about the Clean Air Express.