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The faster way to shop, work, or play.

Frequent or fast? The choice is yours.

Route 53Xpress is joining Route 53 to take you to work, shopping and fun on Main Street. Which route should you choose?

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Route 53 provides frequent service and is perfect for short daily trips from Irvine to Anaheim.

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With only 12 stops, the new Route 53Xpress provides faster service and is perfect for longer trips during the week between Hutton Center and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC).

Plan Your 53/53X Trip!

Plan your trip

How to find the 53X

The 12 stops are at regular OC Bus stops along the route and are easy to find. Just look for the big 53X sign at select shared Route 53 stops. Climb aboard and enjoy a faster ride up Main Street.

Use mobile ticketing

Download the OC Bus mobile ticketing app for all your travel needs. You’ll have your pass in the palm of your hand and get to your favorite seat that much faster.

Same fare applies

Your fare doesn’t change if you want to ride faster on the 53Xpress. OCTA offers reduced fares for seniors and those with disabilities. For information, see Fares and Passes.

Great for work. Perfect for everything else.

Riding the 53Xpress is the obvious choice for work, but it’s also great for shopping, exploring, learning, and connecting with Metrolink.

Places to shop

  • Downtown Santa Ana Area
  • Mainplace Mall
  • Orange Cicle

Time to Work

  • John Wayne Airport
  • Hutton Centre
  • Ronald Reagan Courthouse
  • County Courthouse (OC Superior Courthouse)
  • CHOC Children's Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital

Off to School

  • Cesar E. Chavez High School
  • Orange County School of the Arts
  • Chapman University

Dinner and a show

  • Yost Theatre
  • 4th Street Market
  • Orange Circle
  • Honda Center / Angel Stadium
  • Century 25

Afternoon Fun

  • Bower’s Kidseum
  • Bower’s Museum
  • Discovery Cube
  • El Camino Real Park

Connect to More

  • Orange Transportation Center
  • ARTIC Transportation Center
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