Saturdays via the Clean Air Express Bus from Santa Barbara

Visit Solvang & Santa Ynez Valley on Saturdays via the Clean Air Express Bus from Santa Barbara—Free Rides For All on July 9 & 16, 2016

Solvang, California, USA—The public is invited to board the Clean Air Express Saturday Bus service in Santa Barbara and travel into the Santa Ynez Valley with stops in Los Olivos, Solvang and Buellton to enjoy car-free activities, dining, attractions, wine-tasting and shopping. On Saturday, July 9 and July 16, 2016, all rides are free. Starting, July 23, 2016, the regular cash fare is $7.00 per person each way (buy at boarding) or a booklet of 10 passes is $50 in advance.  Children age two years & under ride free every day. This service features 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.

According to Tracy Farhad, Executive Director of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau “There is so much to see and do for a day here in Little Denmark and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley. Come explore our 150 shops, 35 restaurants, 24 wine & beer tasting room, and 5 museums just to name a few!” Residents and visitors are encouraged to ride the Clean Air Express and discover these upcoming \special events being held on Saturday in Solvang:

* August 27, 2016—Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show

* September 17, 2015—80th Annual Danish Days Celebration

* October 8, 2016—Harvest Festival Grand Tasting at Old Mission Santa Ines Fields

For more details, access the event calendar at;

The Saturday morning Clean Air Express bus route starts with pick-ups in Buellton (9:30 a.m.) and Solvang (9:40 a.m.) and heads southeast via scenic Route 154. Drop-offs AND pick-ups in Santa Barbara are on State Street at La Cumbre Plaza (10:25 a.m.), Mid-town (10:30 a.m.), Paseo Nuevo (10:40 a.m.) and the Train Station (10:45 a.m.). The bus then travels directly to Los Olivos (11:45 a.m.), Solvang (11:55 a.m.) and Buellton (12:05 p.m.) for drop-offs. A second loop in the late afternoon returns riders to their points of origin. Complete schedule and route info at (805) 692-1902 and    

Plus, riders on the Clean Air Express Saturday Service can also transfer to Santa Ynez Valley Transit (SYVT) and use a $4.00 SYVT Unlimited All-Day Saturday Pass providing access within communities of Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. For schedule information, visit  


For Further Information Contact:                                                                                

Tracy Farhad, Executive Director, Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau;   

Laura Kath, Media Relations Director; ; 805-344-1717                              

TEL: 805-688-6144 (Solvang Visitor Center, 1639 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463) 

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