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Santa Clarita Offers Summer Escape With Beach Bus

Grab a towel and take a ride on the Santa Clarita Transit Beach Bus to one of the most popular beach destinations in Los Angeles. Open to all ages, Santa Clarita Transit is offering affordable weekend bus rides to Santa Monica Beach starting Saturday, June 8, through Sunday, September 1, 2013.

“Going to the beach is a favorite pastime during the summer and we’re excited to offer residents an opportunity to use public transportation to travel to Santa Monica,” said Transit Manager Adrian Aguilar. “With the Beach Bus, beach goers will enjoy a comfortable ride with friends and family, and save money on gas and parking. There’s even room for beach balls, chairs, coolers and surfboards.”

Buses depart Santa Clarita beginning at 8:40 a.m. and arrive in Santa Monica around 10:30 a.m. Return trips to Santa Clarita will pick-up patrons from Santa Monica at 3:30 p.m. The Beach Bus operates on Saturdays and Sundays with convenient locations throughout Santa Clarita, including:

Saturday – Route 101

Arrives at Santa Monica Pier – 10:05 a.m.
Departs from Santa Monica Pier - 3:30 p.m.

  • Canyon Country Park

Depart at 8:40 a.m.;   Return at 4:40 p.m.

  • Soledad Canyon Road & Solamint Drive

Depart at 8:45 a.m.; Return at 4:45 p.m.

  • Soledad Canyon Road & Shangri-La Drive                 

Depart at 8:50 a.m.; Return at 4:50 p.m.

  • Via Princessa Metrolink Station

Depart at 8:55 a.m.; Return at 4:55 p.m.

Saturday – Route 100

Arrives at Santa Monica Pier - 10:15 a.m.
Departs from Santa Monica Pier -3:30 p.m.

  • Santa Clarita Park

Depart at 8:40 a.m.;   Return at 4:40 p.m.

  • Santa Clarita Metrolink Station  

Depart at 8:50 a.m.; Return at 4:50 p.m.

  • Cinema Drive Park ‘N Ride                

Depart at 8:55 a.m.; Return at 4:55 p.m.

  • McBean Regional Transit Center

Depart at 9:05 a.m.; Return at 5:05 p.m.

Sunday – Route 102

Arrives at Santa Monica Pier – 10:35 a.m.
Departs from Santa Monica Pier – 3:30 p.m.

  • Canyon Country Park

Depart at 8:40 a.m.;   Return at 4:45 p.m.

  • Soledad Canyon Road & Solamint Drive

Depart at 8:45 a.m.; Return at 4:50 p.m.

  • Soledad Canyon Road & Shangri-La Drive                 

Depart at 8:50 a.m.; Return at 4:55 p.m.

  • Via Princessa Metrolink Station

Depart at 8:55 a.m.; Return at 5:00 p.m.

  • Santa Clarita Metrolink Station

Depart at 9:10 a.m.; Return at 5:15 p.m.

  • Cinema Drive Park ‘N Ride    

Depart at 9:15 a.m.; Return at 5:20 p.m.

  • McBean Regional Transit Center

Depart at 9:25 a.m.; Return at 5:30 p.m.

Fares are $3 each way for children and adults, and $1.50 each way for persons with disabilities and seniors 60 years of age and over. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis, and must be purchased with exact change or by using a Transit Access Pass (TAP).  Passengers under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Beach Bus, contact Santa Clarita Transit at (661) 294-1BUS (1287) or visitSantaClaritaTransit.com.