TOPANGA CANYON/SANTA MONICA—The Department of Public Works is bringing back its annual Summer Beach Bus. The public transit line will take Los Angeles locals from Topanga Beach to Santa Monica while covering several sandy shores in between.

The bus will run until Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 7. For those traveling from Topanga Canyon or East Los Angeles, the bus will operate on a first come, first serve basis. Those coming from a farther distance, like Altadena and Castaic, must make reservations. These reservations can be made at

Fares vary depending on the starting location’s distance from Santa Monica; the bus running from Topanga costs $1 for children and adults, and 50 cents for seniors and people with disabilities.

LA Summer Beach Bus

Offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those with disabilities can call (626) 458-3909 for accommodations.

Exceptions for any Summer Beach Bus reservations are strictly for Topanga Canyon residents.

Visit for further information of fares and bus schedules.