Southern California Buses and Trains

Tired of traffic, high gas prices and commuting stress? Use 511 to find the right public transportation service for you, and leave your car at home!

Use the MetroTrip Planner to find the right bus or train route for your trip. If you already know your route, Transit Departure Times will give you the next scheduled arrival times for your bus or train stop within a two hour time-frame.

To find the transit service that’s right for you, use our Find a Transit Provider application.

To talk to your local provider, call 511 and say the name of the transit agency you’d like. Or if you want to hear a list of all the transit agencies in a given city, say “transit” then the name of the city within which you need transportation information.

Bus and Train Service

Below is an overview of the largest bus and train providers in the region.

Metrolink is the regional commuter train service linking Southern Californians to employment and activity centers throughout the region. Metrolink offers a reliable and environmentally friendly commute option. Currently, Metrolink has seven lines in service and 56 stations in six counties.

Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is Los Angeles County’s largest transit agency, with nearly 200 bus lines and five rail lines, including the Red, Blue, Green, Purple and Gold lines.

Agency Name Primary Service Area
Antelope Valley Transit Authority Palmdale and Lancaster, with service into Downtown LA
Arcadia Transit Arcadia
Culver CITYBUS Culver City
Foothill Transit East LA County
GTrans Gardena and Hawthorne
LADOT Dash and Commuter Express Local circulators throughout Downtown LA and commuter buses throughout LA County into and out of Downtown LA
Long Beach Transit Long Beach and surrounding areas
Metro LA County
Montebello Bus Lines Montebello
Norwalk Transit System Norwalk and surrounding areas
Santa Clarita Transit Santa Clarita and surrounding areas
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Santa Monica and Surrounding Areas
Torrance Transit Torrance and surrounding areas

Orange County

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is Orange County’s largest transit agency, serving all of Orange County with regional bus service.

Agency Name Primary Service Area
Anaheim Resort Transit Anaheim and surrounding tourist destinations
Irvine Shuttle Irvine, Tustin Metrolink Station and John Wayne Airport
Laguna Beach Transit Laguna Beach
OCTA Orange County and surrounding areas

Riverside County

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is Riverside County’s largest transit provider and serves western Riverside County with 38 fixed routes, five commuter link routes and Dial-A-Ride services.

Agency Name Primary Service Area
Corona Cruiser Corona and North Main Corona Metrolink station
Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency Blythe
Pass Transit Agency Banning, Beaumont and Cabazon
Riverside Transit Agency Western Riverside County and surrounding areas
SunLine Transit Agency Coachella Valley

San Bernardino County

Omnitrans is San Bernardino County’s largest transit provider and serves western San Bernardino County with 27 local and express bus routes over a 465 square mile service area.

Agency Name Primary Service Area
Barstow Area Transit Barstow
Morongo Basin Transit Authority Twentynine Palms, Town of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers, Flamingo Heights and Yucca Mesa
Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Spring and Big Bear Lake
Omnitrans San Bernardino valley region
Victor Valley Transit Authority Adelanto, Hesperia, Victorville and the Town of Apple Valley

Ventura County

VCTC Intercity Bus Service is Ventura County’s largest transit agency, providing bus service throughout Ventura County.

Agency Name Primary Service Area
Camarillo Area Transit Camarillo
Moorpark City Transit Moorpark City
Ojai City Trolley Ojai, Meiners Oaks and Mira Monte
Gold Coast Transit Oxnard, Ventura, Port Hueneme and Ojai
Simi Valley Area Transit Simi Valley
VCTC Intercity Bus Service Ventura County, plus service to Warner Center and Santa Barbara County