DIAL-A-RIDE is a free transportation service provided for Westmont students to use if our regular shuttle service cannot transport you to where you need to go. Dial-a-Ride provides transportation needs to all points from Carpinteria to UCSB.


  • We are NOT Uber - we only have ONE DRIVER at any time. The driver will coordinate all requests which may require FLEXIBILITY on your part.
  • Try to maximize each trip by taking more than one person when possible.
  • We do not have the manpower or vehicles to handle requests outside scheduled hours.
  • We recommend you text/call to schedule your ride the day or night before (All rides are scheduled early each morning
  • Each request will be answered by TEXT from our driver the morning of your requested ride.
  • Flexibility (usually about ½ hour) is key!


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

(weekdays and weekends)

  • Call: 805.565.7000
  • Example: you need a ride Monday, call in your request on Sunday.
  • Speak clearly and slowly.

  • Leave:

  • Your NAME, PHONE NUMBER and address of destination
  • REPEAT your phone number 2 times (to insure you receive a proper response to your request).
  • For planning purposes, please let us know if your times are flexible (e.g. any time between 7-7:30, within the hour, etc.).

(text/call in advance when possible):

  • (805) 455-6630 - for Week-DAY 10am - 5pm (TEXT preferred)
  • (805) 453-6341 - for Week-NIGHT 5pm - 10:30pm (TEXT preferred)
  • (805) 453-6341 - for Week-ENDS 9am - 5pm (TEXT preferred)


Call (805) 565-7000 for reservations

  • If you are arriving at the Santa Barbara Airport, Amtrak station, Airbus, etc. TEXT or CALL the appropriate Dial-a Ride cell phone (see numbers above).
  • The holidays are busy – texting one of these numbers will insure the driver gets your request.
  • If you arrive outside of Dial-a-Ride hours, you can take a taxi or public transportation to one of the schedule Westmont Shuttle stops and ride the shuttle back to campus.

Passenger Guidelines

  • Please be ready 5 minutes prior to pick up at the predetermined location.
  • TO CANCEL: text/call as soon as possible.
  • Dial-a-Ride reserves the right to refuse service to those who are repeatedly late or have excessive no-shows or late cancellations.

Suggestions or comments? Call (805) 455-6630 / (805) 565-6015.