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Big Blue Bus

Please note: riders should allow extra time for travel. 

All routes that operate on Sundays will be in service with the exception of Route 9 which will not be in service the entire day.

Bus Hub

To make taking transit to/from Santa Monica easier on race day, the Big Blue Bus (BBB) and Metro will off­er all transit service from a single bus hub at the 17th St/SMC Expo Line Station. All BBB service that operates in Santa Monica on Sundays will stop here (except for Route 9, which will not be in service on race day).  

Getting To and From The Bus Hub

BBB customers can ride the Expo Line between downtown Santa Monica and the Bus Hub on race day for free with a transfer upon request.


From Bus Hub to Downtown Santa Monica

Customers should ask the BBB Operator for a courtesy train transfer, before disembarking at the Bus Hub.

From Downtown Santa Monica to Bus Hub

Before boarding the train customers should ask the BBB ambassador at the Downtown Santa Monica Station for a courtesy train transfer.  BBB’s Customer Service line will be open for people who have questions at (310) 451-5444.  For more information, visit; for live service updates on race day, visit

For riders/employees coming to Downtown Santa Monica
Your bus will drop you off along 11th St. and come to a final stop at the main Bus Hub on 11th St. and Olympic Blvd. You can then walk downtown or catch the complimentary BBB shuttle, which will bring you as far west as 6th St. Look for signs that will tell you the shuttle boarding locations.

For riders/employees leaving Downtown Santa Monica
You can catch the complimentary shuttle on 6th St. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Broadway to the main Bus Hub on 11th St. at Olympic Blvd. or walk there, where you can catch most buses leaving Santa Monica, including Metro lines 534, 704 or 720. Metro will also offer a complimentary shuttle from the Bus Hub to Expo Culver City Station for riders traveling to Downtown LA.

Trip Planning Assistance
Customer Service Representatives will be available from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. before race day (Saturday, February 13) and 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. ¬on race day at 310-451-5444.
For live service updates on race day, please visit

Metro Expo Line
Please visit for LA Marathon updates.


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