Santa Monica-LAX: Bus 3 and 3R

Ride Big Blue Bus from/to LAX

Route 3 and Rapid 3 offer the most inexpensive way to and from LAX $1.25 (single trip)

Big Blue Bus Route 3 runs seven days a week; Rapid 3 runs on weekdays only, from downtown Santa Monica to LAX. 

Click the link below for information.

Coming from LAX to Santa Monica by Bus 3 or 3R

Trip takes about one hour – Exit at 5th street and Arizona Ave (last stop), which is 3 blocks from us. 

NOTE: But R3 bus does not stop right at LAX – you will need to take a C-Shuttle to Bus 3 or R3

 

Here are the details: 

1) At LAX wait outside under the BLUE LAX SHUTTLE SIGN and board free C SHUTTLE; 

2) Exit C SHUTTLE at the first stop (? check with bus driver) and walk over to the LAX CITY BUS TRANSIT CENTER; 

3) Go to BAY 12; 4) Take “SANTA MONICA BUS 3 or RAPID R3”; 

 

The trip takes around one hour.

Coming to LAX from Santa Monica by Bus 3 or 3R

Route 3 and Rapid 3 offer the most inexpensive way to LAX $1.25 (single trip)

Big Blue Bus Route 3 runs seven days a week; Rapid 3 runs on weekdays only, from downtown Santa Monica to LAX. 

Click the link below to see the video.

https://www.bigbluebus.com/Newsroom/News/Where-will-Big-Blue-Take-You-.aspx

 

Route 3 and Rapid 3 will drop you off at the LAX CITY BUS CENTER; 

At LAX CITY BUS CENTER follow the sign “FREE SHUTTLE TO LAX” where you can catch the shuttle directly to your terminal (Lot South/City Bus Center Shuttle)

The shuttle (shuttle C – one stop from Bus Center to LAX) runs approximately every 15-20 minutes and operates seven days a week.

BUS STOPS is at 4th street (corner of Wilshire Ave.), just one block from us. 

BUS 3 route and schedule: https://www.bigbluebus.com/Routes-and-Schedules/Route-3.aspx

RAPID 3  route and schedule: https://www.bigbluebus.com/Routes-and-Schedules/Rapid-3.aspx

Give yourself min. 3.5 hours if you use the bus.