Buses to Run Free Shuttles for L.A. Marathon

A Metro shuttle from the Culver City Expo Line Station will run every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. until the race ends. Big Blue Bus shuttle will take riders around downtown Santa Monica for free.

Metro will operate a free non-stop shuttle service from Culver City’s Expo Line Station to Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street in Santa Monica during Sunday’s marathon as an alternative option for those traveling from downtown to the beach.

The shuttles will run every 15 minutes from approximately 5 a.m. until the race ends.

A free Big Blue Bus shuttle is also available to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering rides around downtown Santa Monica and to the city's bus hub on Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. All Big Blue Bus services will stop at the hub, except for routes 4 and 9, which will not be in service on race day.

From the bus hub, riders can take the Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 to Union Station, transfer to a Metro bus and catch Big Blue Bus Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8.

SEE ALSO: How to Get Around Santa Monica on Marathon Day

In addition to its shuttle, Metro will include nine rail stops along the 26-mile race course that will start at Dodger Stadium and make its way through downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and West L.A. before ending just north of the Santa Monica Pier.

According to Metro the best stations to see the racers from Chinatown Station, Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Civic Center Station, Vermont/Santa Monica Station, Vermont/Sunset Station, Hollywood/Western Station, Hollywood/Vine Station and Hollywood/Highland Station.

Metro will also add more trains to meet rider demands and suggest load a TAP card with cash or purchasing a $5 day pass in advance, to avoid long lines at the ticket vending machines.

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