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Have you decided to move to Santa Barbara? This Californian city is beautiful – with its breathtaking coastline, colorful history, and wonderful architecture, it has so much to offer, both to its visitors and to its residents. It is no wonder you want to relocate here. However, before you start packing your belongings, it is important that you get to know your future home better. We suppose you have probably read pages and pages about Santa Barbara’s neighborhoods, schools, beaches, and climate.

However, there might be something you overlooked. When moving to another state, many people forget to look into the transportation infrastructure of the city they are about to start calling home. In order to avoid any future surprises or problems, we at USA Auto Transport have put together this short guide to getting around Santa Barbara, California.

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    How Do I Get Around Santa Barbara, California?

    There are several different ways of getting around the city of Santa Barbara. For example, Amtrak provides rail service through two trains, known as Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner. Bus service throughout the city is provided by the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District, also known as MTD, while Greyhound buses connect Santa Barbara to other major cities. In addition to this, there are electric shuttles that are usually utilized by tourists and shoppers. There is also an extensive bike trail network, which makes cycling to work and back a breeze.

    Why Do I Need a Car in Santa Barbara, California?

    Technically, you don’t. Living in Santa Barbara car-free is not impossible. In fact, it might even be enjoyable. However, there still is a number of reasons why you might want to stick to your vehicle, at least until you get to know the city better.
    First of all, the city is pretty spread out. This means that more often than not, amenities you need won’t be exactly just around the corner. In those situations, a car might come in handy.
    Secondly, while public transit network in Santa Barbara is pretty well-developed, the fact remains that the buses are not as frequent as they should be.
    Lastly, if you ever want to go for a short trip to Los Angeles, or for a picnic outside of town, a car might save you the money you would spend on overpriced bus fares.
    In addition to all this, driving around Santa Barbara is fairly easy. The city is bisected by U.S. Route 101, a corridor that connects it to the rest of the Central Coast, as well as the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. The streets of Santa Barbara form a perfect grid system, which makes getting around the city easy. To see a map of all streets in Santa Barbara and get directions for your commutes once you relocate, click here.

    Open vs. Enclosed Trailer

    USA Auto Transport will make sure that everything goes smooth as silk with your car’s move. Your choice of car haulers include:

    Open trailers are the most common choice when it comes to auto transport. This method is cost effective, you will be able to get faster pickup times and you can transport more vehicles at once.

    Enclosed Trailer is a premium method which offers special transport when moving an expensive, exotic, racing, classic or irreplaceable cars. These types of cars need a little more care, that’s why only the most experienced drivers will be assigned to handle this move.