La Casa de Maria is located in the small town of Montecito on the southern edge of Santa Barbara. It is 2 miles from U.S. Highway 101, approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles and 90 miles south of San Luis Obispo.
Take US HWY 101 to the San Ysidro Road (Exit # 93) in Montecito. Go a mile up San Ysidro Road (toward the mountains) to the second signal light at East Valley Road (Hwy. 192). Turn right. Proceed about 2/10 of a mile to El Bosque Road on your left. Turn left and follow El Bosque Rd. which ends at the entrance to La Casa de Maria. There are signs just inside the main entrance that direct you to the Registration Office (to the right) and to Casa San Ysidro dorm (to the left).
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is about 15 miles from La Casa. At present (2014) taxi and shuttle fares range from $34 to $56 one way to La Casa, if reservations are made in advance.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 100 miles from La Casa. Guests who fly into LAX can take a commuter flight to SBA, rent a car or use the Santa Barbara Airbus (805-964-7759) www.santabarbaraairbus.com. The airbus stops at the Santa Barbara Hyatt Hotel. Prepaid airbus fares are discounted. Prepaid (24 hr+ advance notice) fare LAX to Hyatt Hotel. A taxi can bring you the 4 ∏ miles to La Casa for $10 – $16, depending on taxi cab company.
Burbank Airport (BUR) has train service to Santa Barbara.
The Amtrak station is located at 209 State Street, about 5 miles from La Casa. A taxi is the best way to travel from the train station to La Casa. Arrangements can be made in advance for additional savings.
The Greyhound station is located at 209 State Street, about 5 miles from La Casa. A taxi is the best way to travel from the bus station to La Casa. Arrangements can be made in advance for additional savings.