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living-lightly-guide-santa-monica-mountains-public-transportationIn our watershed communities, public transportation is decent along Pacific Coast Highway and excellent along the 101 Freeway. We have limited summer-only routes across Las Virgenes and Topanga to provide beach access for children. Use the Metro Trip Planner to find time schedules and local routes.

The Metro Bus and Rail systems can take you anywhere in Los Angeles County.

Call 800-266-6883 (800-COMMUTE) or visit or

Amtrak Rail
While there are many stations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties connecting you across the country, Union Station in downtown Los Angeles is a classic railway station that happens to be the largest terminal in the Western United States.

Call 800-872-7245 (800-872-RAIL) or visit

Big Blue Bus
City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue the Bus system links Santa Monica to UCLA, downtown, and Los Angeles International airport.

Call 310-451-5444 or visit

Metrolink trains provide transit service to cities between east Ventura and downtown Los Angeles. Stations are often shared with Amtrak, increasing available schedules.

Call 800-371-5465 or visit

Los Angeles Department of Transit
Commuter Express Bus #423 offers express service between downtown Los Angeles/USC and the Thousand Oaks Transportation Center with stops throughout the valley and in the Cities of Calabasas and Agoura Hills. There are several Park & Ride locations along this route.

Call 818-808-2273 or 310-808-2273. or visit

Calabasas Transit
Calabasas Transit offers transit services including fixed route shuttle service in the Lupine Hills and Chaparral area and the Old Towne Trolley which runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Call 818-224-1600.

Dial-A-Ride Programs
Dial-a-ride service offers limited cab service to eligible seniors and disabled persons. Some programs require registration prior to first use. Contact your local agency for program details.

Agoura Hills 818-707-2005

Calabasas 800-878-2242

Malibu 310-456-2489 x357

Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks 805-375-5467

Contact your employer about ridesharing incentives. Some employers offer compensation programs to encourage employees to carpool and use public transportation. Metro Commuter Services may be able to help.

Call 800-266-6883 (800-COMMUTE) or visit


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