Service Alerts

Routes 2, 3, 4, 9, Rapid 3 & Rapid 20: Stop at 4th & Santa Monica Pl. now open!

Attention Routes 2, 3, 4, 9, Rapid 3 and Rapid 20 riders; the stop on 4th St. at Santa Monica Place is now open!

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 6: Upcoming dates route will not be in service

Attention Route 6 riders, please be aware that Route 6 will not operate on the following upcoming dates:

  • Thanksgiving Day & Day After - Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28; regular service resumes Monday, December 1.
  • SMC Winter Break - Wednesday, December 24 through Monday, February 16; regular service resumes Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 3 & Rapid 3: Construction detour in Downtown Santa Monica 11/3-17

Due to construction, Routes 3 and Rapid 3 heading towards Santa Monica will be on detour beginning Monday, November 3 until Monday, November 17 from 7:00am until approximately 4:00pm. Buses will travel regular route to 4th St. at Arizona Ave., then buses will detour and continue on 4th St., turn left on Wilshire Blvd., left on 2nd St., left on Arizona Ave., and resume regular route. No stops will be missed.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 3 & Rapid 3: Temporary stop relocation on Arizona at 5th 10/30

Due to the opening of the Santa Monica ice skating rink, the final stop for Route 3 and Rapid 3 currently located on Arizona Ave. at 5th St. (before the intersection) will be moved approximately 150 feet east, after the intersection (in front of the Mesriani Law Group) beginning Thursday, October 30 until Monday, January 19, 2015.Arizona and 5th

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 3: Weekday trip departing at 5:15am from Green Line Aviation Station adjusted

Attention Route 3 customers: Weekday trips departing at 5:15am from the Green Line Aviation Station to Downtown Santa Monica will now depart two minutes later at 5:17am to allow for a more seamless transfer.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Routes 3M, 5 & 8: Stop on 5th at Colorado closed

Attention Routes 3M, 5 & 8 riders: The stop located on 5th St. at Colorado northbound has been closed due to ongoing construction.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 3M: Westbound 7:18am trip adjusted to serve SAMOHI most weekdays

Route 3M customers: The westbound 7:18am trip from UCLA to Downtown Santa Monica will now terminate at Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI) instead of the 7th St. at Olympic Blvd. terminus.

The adjusted trip will ONLY occur on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays when school is in session. On these days, the 7:18am trip is scheduled to arrive at SAMOHI at 8:00am. This modification will assist students in getting to school before the 8:15am start time.

There will be NO Wednesday adjustments due to SAMOHI's late start schedule.

The 7:18am westbound trip will not serve the following stops:

  • Santa Monica Blvd. at 4th St. (eastbound)
  • Santa Monica Blvd. at 6th St. (eastbound)
  • 7th St. at Olympic Blvd. (southbound)

Instead of turning left from 4th St. onto Santa Monica Blvd. in downtown Santa Monica, the bus will continue south on 4th St. until it reaches SAMOHI. The following stops will be served instead:

  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Blvd.
  • 4th St. at Broadway
  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Place
  • 4th St. at Civic Center Drive
  • Pico Blvd. at 4th St. (eastbound)
Route 3M - 7:18AM Westbound Detour to Samohi High

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Bus Stop Improvement Project stop closures (on-going)

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Big Blue Bus has begun the improvement of about 200 bus stops around the City of Santa Monica. This process is expected to take up to two years. You will find an up-to-date list of bus stop closures and reopenings here. We encourage you to subscribe to our project-specific service alerts so that you may receive updates for your convenience.

    For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444