Dial-a-Ride

Dial-a-ride is a free transportation service comparable to calling a cab, provided for Westmont students to use in addition to our regular shuttle service. Dial-a-ride will provide transportation needs to all points between Carpinteria and U.C.S.B.

Dial-a-ride hours:

  • Monday through Friday 10:00am-10:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Please note we do not have the manpower or vehicles to handle requests outside the scheduled hours. We will do our best to accommodate all student requests with prior notice or emergency need.

You may call in your ride request the day of or in advance of your reservation date. All reservations are on a first called first served basis. We recommend calling in advance when possible to insure a better chance that we can accommodate your request. Leave a voice mail with your reservation request. The driver periodically checks the voice mail so your request could still be met that same day.

If you are requesting a ride for Monday, you may leave a request Saturday or Sunday. We will contact you to confirm late Sunday evening, or EARLY Monday morning.

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Calling in your Advance Reservation - (805) 565-7000

(Please speak clearly)

  1. Give your name, phone number, and address of your destination.
  2. Date, time, and pick up place on campus.
  3. Time of pick up for return to campus.
  4. The number of passengers.
  5. Please state your phone number two times. Cell phones are often unclear. We want to ensure a proper response for your request.
  6. Note: For priority and planning purposes, please let the driver know if your drop off or pick up time is flexible. (i.e. any time between 7:00 and 7:30, within the hour, etc.)

FOR LAST MINUTE REQUESTS, PLEASE call the appropriate Dial-A-Ride cell phone:

  • (805) 455-6630 - for WeekDAY 10am - 5pm - text or voice messages
  • (805) 453-6341 - for WeekNIGHT 5pm - 10:30pm - text or voice messages
  • (805) 453-6341 - for WeekENDS 9am - 5pm - text of voice messages

Weekday Reservations

(Call (805) 565-7000 for advance weekday reservations)

Weekend Reservations

(Call (805) 565-7000 for advance weekend reservations)

Weekend reservations are set up the same way as weekday reservations. All reservations are on a first called first served basis; we recommend calling in your weekend request at least a day in advance. (Example: if you would like to make a reservation for Saturday, call in by Friday or earlier.)

Holiday Travels

Call (805) 565-7000 for advance reservations

If you are a Westmont College student arriving at the Santa Barbara airport, Amtrak station, Airbus, or otherwise, please call the appropriate Dial-A-Ride cell phone when you arrive:

  • (805) 455-6630 - for WeekDAY 10am - 5pm - text or voice messages
  • (805) 453-6341 - for WeekNIGHT 5pm - 10:30pm - text or voice messages
  • (805) 453-6341 - for WeekENDS 9am - 5pm - text of voice messages

The holidays are a busy time for traveling and our driver may not be able to check the 565-7000 extension regularly. Thank you for your understanding.

If you arrive in town outside of scheduled Dial-A-Ride hours, you can take a taxi or public transportation to one of the scheduled Westmont Shuttle pick up locations and ride the shuttle back to campus.

Passenger Guidelines

Please be ready to leave 5 minutes before your scheduled pick up time at the predetermined location. If you need to cancel you must call as soon as possible to make room for others who may need to use this service. The dial-a-ride service reserves the right to refuse service to those who are repeatedly late or who have excessive no shows or late cancellations.

If you have any comments or suggestions please call us at (805) 565-6096 or (805) 565-6015.