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Where will Big Blue Take You?
January 01, 2017


Need a ride to LAX? Take Big Blue Bus Route 3 or Rapid 3 seven days a week from downtown Santa Monica to LAX for only $1.25 (single trip)!



The Fastest Way To/From LAX

Route 3 and Rapid 3 offer the easiest and most inexpensive way to LAX. The Route 3 and Rapid 3 will drop you off at the LAX City Bus Center, look for sign that says LAX Shuttle where you can catch Shuttle C directly to your terminal. Shuttle C runs approximately every 15 minutes and operates seven days a week.


From LAX Baggage Claim Terminals

Travelers should board LAX Shuttle C under the blue signs labeled "LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections" on the Upper/Departure Level islands in front of each terminal. Then you will disembark at the LAX City Bus Center and catch the Route 3 or Rapid 3 to your destination.


Planning Ahead 

  • Check out the Route 3 and Rapid 3 maps, schedules, and stop locations when mapping your trip. You can also use Google Transit.
  • Purchase passes online at or at various authorized locations. Fareboxes on board the bus take cash and exact change only.
  • Or, visit the Transit Store located in our temporary trailer space at 1334 5th St., just north of Santa Monica Blvd. It's a great place to purchase passes, receive trip planning help and pick up printed schedules.

If you need additional help planning your trip, please call 310-451-5444.