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Ride BBB for free! Any Line, Any Time! 

Santa Monica College (SMC) students/staff may ride any Big Blue Bus line at any time using a valid, activated SMC ID card with current semester sticker (here's how to get a semester sticker and activate your card). Then simply swipe your ID in the farebox when boarding to ride any Big Blue Bus, any time for free! 

P.S. Need a transfer? Buy an interagency transfer as soon as you board if you plan to ride BBB to Metro, Expo or any other service. If you’re transferring from another agency to BBB, save your cash, it’s free.


August 2014 Highlights Include:   

Route 1

Schedule changes:

  • Adjustments made to improve service reliability on all days. 
  • Cancellation of last westbound trip from UCLA at 12:12am.
  • Northbound weekend service before 10am from California Ave. and Lincoln Blvd. will operate every hour. 

Route 3

Route change! Route 3 becomes two new routes. The new Route 3 will serve existing stops between the Green Line Aviation Station and 4th St. in Downtown Santa Monica. The new name Route 3M will serve Downtown Santa Monica to UCLA via Montana Ave. See Route 3M information for all the details.

Schedule changes:

  • Service on all days will be adjusted.
  • First two northbound weekday trips from the Green Line Aviation Station at 5:02am and 5:22am will depart earlier at 4:55am and 5:15am, respectively.

Bus stop removals:

  • Northbound and southbound Aviation Blvd. at 111th St.
  • Northbound and southbound Lincoln Blvd. at Palms Blvd.

New! Route 3M

Route 3M will be the new name for the existing Route 3 service between Downtown Santa Monica and UCLA via Montana Ave

Weekday schedule changes:

  • Service during peak times will operate every 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Service after 8pm will operate every 60 minutes. 
  • Last westbound trip from UCLA at 10:46pm will depart 11 minutes earlier.

Rapid 3

More service! 

  • Northbound service between 7am - 9am will operate every 10 minutes.
  • Northbound trips between 11:30am - 3pm will run 5 minutes earlier.

Route 6

Returns from summer break on Tuesday, September 2 when Santa Monica College begins classes.

Route 7

Weekday schedule changes:

  • Eastbound service before 6:45am adjusted. 
  • Westbound service between 8pm - 9pm will operate every 30 minutes.

Rapid 7

More service!

  • Eastbound service between 3pm - 6pm will operate every 10 minutes; and service after 9pm will operate every 20 minutes.

Schedule changes:

  • Westbound service between 10am - 5pm adjusted by 1 to 2 minutes earlier.

Route 8

Schedule changes:

  • Cancellation of westbound   weekend trip departing at 6:20am from Pico Blvd. and Westwood Blvd.

New stop!

  • Northbound 5th St. at Colorado Ave.

Rapid 10

Weekday schedule change:

  • Eastbound weekday service before 7am adjusted, including service every 20 minutes between 6am - 7:30am.
  • Westbound weekday service between 6pm - 7:30pm will operate every 30 minutes.
  • Option to board and disembark on Bundy Dr. and Pico Blvd. ($2.00 fare applies).

Bus stop removals:

  • Northbound Figueroa at 6th St.
  • Southbound Grand Ave. at 7th St.
  • Southbound Grand Ave. at  8th St.
  • Eastbound and westbound Santa Monica Blvd. at 22nd St.

Route 41

Schedule changes:

  • Service before 9am will operate every 20 minutes. 
  • Cancellation of 6:25pm trip from SMC to Montana Ave. at Euclid St.

Places to Visit

 Take BBB to explore other parts of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Here’s a list and a downloadable map to get you started: 

      1 UCLA – Westwood – Broad Stage – Venice Beach          Route 8 UCLA – Westside Pavilion – Clover Park
      Route 2 UCLA – Westwood – Broad Stage Rapid 10 Downtown Santa Monica – Downtown Los Angeles
      Route 5 Century City  Route-14 Culver City – Brentwood (nearby: Getty Museum)
      Route 6              Expo Culver City Station – Bundy & Main Campuses Crosstown
SMC Main Campus – Montana Ave. – UCLA Medical Center – St. John’s Hospital
      Route 7 Downtown Santa Monica – SMC Main Campus – Rimpau Transit Center             
SMC Bundy Campus – SMC Main Campus 
     Rapid 7 Downtown Santa Monica – SMC Main Campus – Wilshire/Western Purple
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