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  • Expo Line runs every 6 minutes during peak hours and 12 minutes off peak
  • Go almost anywhere for $1.75 with free transfers for 2 hours (Metro Bus & Rail)
  • Pay with TAP card; purchase TAP and/or load fare at station vending machines
  • Runs from 5:00 A.M. to 1:30 A.M. daily
  • Plan your trip using Google Maps or other trip planning app
  • Go almost anywhere for $1.75 with free transfers for 2 hours (Metro Bus & Rail)
  • Pay fare with cash or TAP card
  • Frequent service on Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., Venice Blvd. and Downtown Santa Monica
  • Plan your trip using Google Maps or a trip planning app
  • Choose from 20 BBB routes; 53 square mile service area; each line connects to Expo
  • Ride any line for $1.25 per line ($4 day pass available)
  • Pay fare with cash, TAP card, pass or with your phone
  • Popular service throughout Santa Monica with connections to UCLA, LAX, West LA, and Downtown Los Angeles
  • Plan your trip using Google Maps or a trip planning app
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Santa Monica Free Ride

  • Free electric shuttle for trips within Santa Monica service area (see map for service area)
  • Seats 4-6 adults, no fixed route, on-demand service
  • Ride any day between 11:30 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.
  • Hop on at Loew’s, Shutters or Doubletree Hotels, by hailing in the service area, or texting 310-895-9204 with your location
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Carpool and Vanpool

  • Save on commuter costs with vanpool and carpools
  • Carpool lanes available on I-405 and I-110 are nearly twice as fast during rush hour!
  • Find carpool partners with SCOOP or Metro Ridematch
  • Carpooling with 5 or more people? Get a subsidy from Metro
  • Local Park & Ride lots available at 17th St/SMC Station, Expo/Bundy and Expo/Sepulveda
  • Park & Ride lots also available regionally
  • Zipcar offers 35+ shared cars in Santa Monica for wheels when you need them
  • Locations throughout Santa Monica, available 24/7, with a range of vehicle models and sizes
  • Low cost monthly and annual memberships, and car rental by the hour
  • Become a member on ZipCar website, or by downloading app for iOS and Android
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  • 5 Taxi companies pick up in Santa Monica: Bell Cab, Independent Taxi, Metro Cab, Taxi!Taxi!, Yellow Cab
  • Walk up service at 20+ taxi stands in Santa Monica, or by hailing
  • Pick up service available anywhere in Santa Monica by calling taxi company
  • Flat rates to LAX: $35 north of I-10, $30 south of I-10; mileage rate $2.70/mile (after $2.85 for first 1/9th mile)
  • Local electric car sharing company, cars available by the hour
  • Members can locate and reserve cars by downloading app for iOS and Android
  • Free membership and 2 hours free per ride
  • Car directs driver to drop off locations in Santa Monica
  • Request a ride, on-demand, through mobile apps
  • Discounts offered for sharing rides with others going the same way when you select uberPOOL or Lyft Line
  • HopSkipDrive is a car service specifically for children age 6+ riding alone or with guardian
  • Booster seats are available, but not car seats
  • Parents must sign up and book rides for children
  • Fares start at $16 for single families or $7 per family in a carpool
  • Low-cost service for persons 60+ and for persons 18+ with a disability
  • Curb-to-curb service by appointment
  • Available Monday – Friday 8 A.M. - 6 P.M., Saturday 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M., Sunday 8 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
  • Contact to make an appointment at 310-394-9871 x455 or
  • App from Waze that matches riders with drivers who are traveling along the same route
  • Because riders only help cover the cost of the drive, rides will never exceed $0.54 a mile
  • It’s a quick, efficient and affordable option for getting to and from Santa Monica
  • Download the Waze Carpool app available for iOS and Android
  • Enter the code GOSAMO and your next ride is free

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Bicycling in Santa Monica

  • Ride one of the 500 shared bikes located at 80+ stations throughout Santa Monica and in Venice
  • Sign up for free, and ride right away for $7/hour prorated by the minute
  • Immediate sign up and real-time bike availability on the website or Social Bicycles (SoBi) app for iOS and Android
  • Return bike to a station; or lock up anywhere for only $2 fee (within Breeze 15 square mile service area)
  • Become an annual member to ride for less - $99/year gets you 90 minutes free ride time daily
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Walking in Santa Monica