Top of Page Skip to Content

Press Releases

Big Blue Bus to Implement Fare Policy Changes on June 22, 2022
June 13, 2022

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -  On June 22, 2022, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will implement fare policy changes to reduce bus boarding and travel time, and maintain health and safety improvements on board. The changes include:

  • Free BBB to BBB transfers within 2 hours for one-way trips
  • A new 10 Rides Pass for $9 - Regular, $4.50 - Senior/Disabled/Medicare
  • A permanent price reduction of the Youth 30-Day Pass price to $19
  • Free rides for children 5 years old and younger
  • Resumption of cash fare payments on board
  • Discontinue acceptance of BBB paper passes and tokens

Discounts for Contactless Fare Payments

Customers who make contactless payments with a TAP card or mobile ticket can ride BBB for just $1.10 one-way, which includes two (2) hours of free BBB to BBB transfers. When restored, a one-way cash fare will cost $1.25, and will not include free transfers.

Exchanges for Papers Passes and Tokens

Customers may exchange tokens or paper passes for an equivalent pass product at Blue: The Transit Store (1444 4th Street, Santa Monica). Exchanges will be offered beginning June 22 until September 30, 2022.

To learn more, please visit

Media Contact

Robert McCall
310-458-1975 ext. 2386

About Big Blue Bus

Big Blue Bus operates a fleet of 189 vehicles transporting passengers daily across a 58-square mile service area. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, the agency plans to convert its entire fleet from natural gas to zero emissions by 2030. Currently, 10-percent of the fleet is battery electric. The rest of the fleet operates on other alternative fuels, including renewable natural gas (RNG), a form of liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG/CNG), which helps cut emissions by up to 90 percent. Serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area since 1928, Big Blue Bus has won numerous awards for its marketing, customer service, safety, and efficiency.