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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
  • $2 rides in and out of Santa Monica
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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
  • Grab your helmet and license, both of which are required
  • Locate and unlock an available scooter using your smartphone
  • They're dockless! When you're done, just park them in a designated drop zone, bike rack, in the "furniture zone" or the section of the sidewalk between the curb and the pedestrian through zone where street furniture, lighting, benches, utility poles, tree pits and bicycle racks live
  • Plan your trip using Google Maps
  • Familiarize yourself with local laws and safety tips before riding:
    • Only one person per scooter
    • No riding allowed on sidewalks, the Third Street Promenade, the Beach Path or in parks
    • Ride in the street and use a bike lane if there is one
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Walking in Santa Monica