Coastal Express - (by VCTC/VISTA) serves commuters traveling between Oxnard/Ventura and UCSB.
The schedules posted below are valid WEEKDAYS only Effective October 4, 2021. Monday through Friday, there are FOUR daily northbound trips arriving at UCSB and FOUR daily southbound trips departing UCSB. All times are subject to traffic and road conditions. All times may change at the discretion of the Ventura County Transportation Commission.
|Camarillo Metrolink, Lewis Rd/Ventura Bl||Oxnard Esplanade Mall, (Across from Target - East Side of Northbound Esplanade Dr.)||The Collection at Riverpark, (Danvers at River St./Moonlight Park Ave.)||Ventura County Govt Center, (S. Hill / Thille St.)||Pacific View Mall, Ventura Trans Center (Telegraph Rd./S. Mills Rd.)||Ventura Downtown, (E. Santa Clara St./S. Oak St.)||Ventura Downtown, (W. Main St./Peking)||UCSB North Hall Bus Loop|
|5:35 AM||5:47 AM||-||5:59 AM||6:03 AM||6:57 AM|
|6:00 AM||6:16 AM||-||6:28 AM||6:33 AM||8:05 AM|
|-||-||6:40 AM||6:52 AM||6:57 AM||8:27 AM|
|6:58 AM||7:15 AM||7:30 AM||7:42 AM||7:47 AM||9:05 AM|
*Additional bus stops in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta.
|UCSB North Hall Bus Loop||Ventura Downtown, (W. Main St./Peking)||Ventura Downtown, (E. Santa Clara St./S. Oak St.)||Pacific View Mall, Ventura Trans Center (Telegraph Rd./S. Mills Rd.)||Ventura County Govt Center, (S. Hill / Thille St.)||The Collection at Riverpark, (Danvers at River St./Moonlight Park Ave.)||Oxnard Esplanade Mall, (Across from Target - East Side of Northbound Esplanade Dr.)||Camarillo Metrolink, Lewis Rd/Ventura Bl|
|5:10 PM||5:15 PM||-||5:35 PM||5:48 PM||5:54 PM||6:09 PM|
|6:02 PM||6:07 PM||-||6:27 PM||6:36 PM||6:42 PM||6:57 PM|
|6:15 PM||6:20 PM||-||6:35 PM||6:45 PM||6:51 PM||7:04 PM|
|6:35 PM||6:40 PM||-||6:52 PM||7:04 PM||7:10 PM||7:23 PM|
*Additional bus stops in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.
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, please 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.
*Under IRS Section 132a qualified transportation expenses include payments for the use of mass transportation and vanpool. The maximum pre-tax payroll deduction is $280 per calendar month for the 2022 tax year.
Feel Free to Return Unused Coastal Express Bus Passes
Feel free to return unused Coastal Express 31-day bus passes to the TAP office for a refund through the UCSB payroll system, less payroll taxes.
Stay Connected En Route
Every Coastal Express bus now offers FREE wireless web access. Riders will not need a password to access the free Wi-Fi.
The information posted here is for UCSB commuters. For complete schedules, bus stop locations and more, view the "80-89 Coastal Express" schedules for Weekday and Weekend Northbound and Southbound trips found on the VCTC site.
Please note, due to potential driver shortages there may be unplanned interruptions or changes to routes made on the day-of service. However, we will see to it that any/all available information is disseminated in a timely manner going forward to minimize disruptions for our riders. To best receive this information, it is recommended that passengers utilize the GOVCbus app Android or Apple for push notifications, or sign up at govcbus.com for txt alerts*. In addition riders can use these platforms for real-time bus schedule information.