Santa Barbara Airbus Modifies LAX Shuttle Trips & Route to Provide Service During Current Highway 101 Mudslide Closure

Staff Report

After devastating mudslides in the Santa Barbara area, US Highway 101 is closed between Santa Barbara (Milpas Street) and Carpinteria (Hwy 150) indefinitely.  In an ongoing effort to provide transportation during the closure, Santa Barbara Airbus continues to operate their LAX shuttle service under a modified schedule to offer travelers a way to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The Santa Barbara Airbus modified schedule consists of five, large 56-passenger coaches with daily departures from the Goleta headquarters located at 750 Technology Drive with free parking available. The first shuttle departs at 3:30 a.m. and the final trip at 4 p.m. The adjusted schedule also shifts LAX pickup times to begin at 11 a.m. with a final pickup at 10 p.m. The modified route utilizes Interstate 5 and Highway 166 with duration of approximately five hours.

“Our goal is to continue to offer transportation for travelers to and from Santa Barbara and the Los Angeles Airport despite the 101 being closed to through traffic,” said Eric Onnen, Santa Barbara Airbus co-founder and CEO, “While it is costing us a lot more to run this modified schedule, we are not passing on any additional costs to our customers who need us or can’t afford another option. This special route may take longer yet the cost, dependability and customer service remains the same.”

The Santa Barbara Airbus modified schedule will remain in effect until US Highway 101 has been officially reopened by authorities. For complete details, updates and to make reservations (strongly encouraged), passengers are asked to visit or or call 805-964-7759 or toll-free 1-800-423-1618.

About Santa Barbara Airbus
Santa Barbara Airbus
 was founded in 1983 as a locally owned and operated company. The ownership has remained the same and the commitment to the local community has grown.  Santa Barbara Airbus is a customer-driven company with its primary focus on customer needs, desires and challenges.  This has created the company and business philosophy to which they are pledged: to provide safe, efficient and affordable transportation in the coach transportation industry Services not only include  daily trips to/from SB/LAX; but also offers private Charter Bus Service, public Day Trips and Multi-Day Adventures. They are headquartered at 750 Technology Drive in Goleta, California and serve all of Southern California. For complete information, visit


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