SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — The city of Santa Monica Monday announced a new, low-cost bus service providing transportation directly to LAX.
The FlyAway shuttle will begin hourly operation Tuesday. Buses will run from 5:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.
Buses will depart from LAX and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1875 Main Street, 15 minutes before each hour.
“The new FlyAway bus service will give Westsiders a convenient and cost-effective way to get to and from LAX,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
A one-way fare is $8, with children five years and under free.
Based on the percentage of LAX passengers originating from the Santa Monica area, LAX officials anticipate first-year ridership from this location to exceed 100,000 passengers.
“Santa Monica is thrilled to welcome FlyAway service to our city,” said Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor. “This new service will give not only our residents an affordable and convenient way to get to LAX, but it will also make it easy for tourists to come to Santa Monica and then enjoy our city by walking, riding a bike, or using our Big Blue Bus to explore.”
FlyAway is also offered at four other locations in the city, including Union Station, Van Nuys, Westwood and the Metro station at Expo/La Brea.
A sixth route in Hollywood is schedule to start service in September.