Getting Here & Getting Around Car Free
Getting Here & Getting Around Car Free! Launching in November 2016 show your amtrak ticket to Solvang and receive car free savings, specials at hotels, restaurants, wineries & museums!
Getting Here & Getting Around Car Free!
(All area codes are 805)
AIRPORTS & CONNECTIONS: Santa Ynez Airport (IZA) for private aircraft with general aviation services. (900 Airport Rd., Santa Ynez, 688-8390). Full-service public facilities are ►Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) 30 miles south with 40+ commercial flights daily (967-7111), Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) 35 miles north (922-1726) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 125 miles south.
BICYCLE RENTALS/SERVICE: Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop (688-6263); Wheel Fun Rentals (688-0091).
BUS: Clean Air Express Saturday Service connects Santa Barbara to Solvang, Los Olivos & Buellton on charter-style buses with free Wi-Fi, reclining seats and internal bays for transporting bicycles (a great way to continue the day without a car). The regular cash fare is $7.00 per person each way (buy at boarding) or a booklet of 10 passes is $50 in advance. (www.cleanairexpress.com or 692-1902
Regularly scheduled mini-bus routes by Santa Ynez Valley Transit (688-5452). COLT Wine Country Express (736-7666) and The Breeze Bus (1-800-417-2137)—call for schedules.
EV CAR CHARGING STATIONS: Open 24/7/365 at Vets Hall Lot (1745 Mission Dr.); Parking Lot 1 (1576 Mission Dr.) & Parking Lot 3 (482 Alisal Rd.).
PARKING: IF YOU DO DRIVE HERE, PARK FREE for all vehicles everywhere throughout Solvang—and enjoy the strolling on foot, bike or Segway! Designated free tour bus parking is behind the Solvang Post Office (430 Alisal Rd.) and daytime free RV parking at Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall (1745 Mission Dr.).
TAXIS & TOURING: 24/7 on-call taxi services as well as guided tours of Solvang and surrounding area are available via bicycle, limo, jeep, van or horse and Segway. www.SolvangUSA.com for info or 805-688-6144
TRAIN: Amtrak offers daily connecting Thruway motor coach service to downtown Solvang (from the bus stop at Solvang Park, 1630 Mission Dr.) Details at 1-800-USA-RAIL or www.amtrak.com
Amtrak Connecting Thruway Bus serves Solvang six times daily (3 northbound, 3 southbound) from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. The Amtrak ticket must include a combo train and bus ride (no tickets on bus only are offered). For example, train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, then bus to Solvang.
[if !supportLists]Ø [endif]Northbound Amtrak Buses from LA/Santa Barbara to Solvang (and continuing north to SLO) arrive in Solvang at: 12:45pm, 4:00pm, 10:40pm
[if !supportLists]Ø [endif]Southbound Amtrak Buses from SLO to Solvang (heading south to Santa Barbara, LA etc ) arrive in Solvang at: 5:15am, 12:35pm, 5:10pm
LAUNCHING IN NOVEMBER 2016—SHOW YOUR AMTRAK TICKET TO SOLVANG AND RECEIVE CAR FREE SAVINGS, SPECIALS AT HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, WINERIES & MUSEUMS!