The Summer Beach Bus is back! Now through Labor Day, LA County residents can beat the summer heat at one of Southern California's premiere beach destinations, Santa Monica State Beach, while traveling roundtrip in the comfort of an air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible bus.
Busses will run Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13, ending on Memorial Day, September 3. Pick-up locations and times are as follows:
- Depart Castaic Sports Complex 9 a.m.
- Depart Richard Rioux Park (Stevenson Ranch) 9:30 a.m.
- Arrive Santa Monica Pier 10:30 a.m.
- Depart Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot 3:30 p.m.
- Arrive Richard Rioux Park (Stevenson Ranch) 4:35
- Arrive Castaic Sports Complex 5 p.m.
Times may vary depending on traffic.
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The popular bus service fills up quickly, so residents should make reservations early. To reserve a trip, visit www.LAGoBus.info  or call (888) 769-1122 up to a week in advance but no later than 24 hours prior to departure. Round trip fares are $4 for adults and children; senior citizens (those over age 60) and persons with disabilities pay $2 for a round trip. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The Summer Beach Bus Program, operated by LA County Public Works, provides service to Santa Monica State Beach from the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster, La Cañada Flintridge and Duarte, as well as the communities of Castaic, West Ranch, Charter Oak, La Crescenta and Altadena.