Connections and Transfers

Skip navigation Reduce Motion High Contrast Careers Contact Us
Skip to main content
  • Connections and Transfers

    • Transferring To Connecting Transit Systems

      OC Bus passes are accepted by most connecting transit systems. For more information call 511, an automated phone system that allows you to connect to over 40 local bus, rail, rideshare, highway and other transportation agencies, including OCTA.

      Transferring to Anaheim Resort Transit (ART)
      ART accepts OC Bus passes on routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 at bus stops where ART buses directly connect with OC Bus.

      Transferring to Long Beach Transit
      Long Beach Transit accepts OC Bus One-Day passes for one transfer only on connecting routes. OC Bus One-Day Passes are not accepted on return trips originating on Long Beach Transit.

      Transferring to Los Angeles Metro
      Metro accepts OC Bus One-Day and 30-Day passes on Metro bus routes 62 and 460 that travel into Orange County or connect with OC Bus. An additional fare may be required to travel on some Metro bus routes. >Metro Rail lines will not honor OC Bus passes as a transfer.

    • Transferring to OC Bus From Connecting Transit Systems

      OC Bus accepts valid transfers from connecting transit systems at all transfer points. These transfers are valid for one boarding only and have no value towards the purchase of a day pass. The driver will keep your transfer upon boarding an OC Bus.

      Additional fare when transferring to Express routes 701, 721, and 794
      Routes 701, 721 and 794 require an additional $5.00 fare for regular, or $5.25 fare for seniors and persons with disabilities, with proper identification.

      Additional fare when transferring to OC Express routes 206, 211 and 213
      Routes 206, 211 and 213 require an additional $2.00 fare for regular, or $2.75 fare for seniors and persons with disabilities, with proper identification.

      Transferring from Anaheim Resort Transit (ART)
      ART fare media is accepted on OC Bus routes 24, 29, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 42, 43, 46, 47, 50, 53, 54, 56, 57, 71, 83, 167, 453 and 543 (all stops where OC Bus directly connect with ART buses).

      Transferring from Long Beach Transit
      Long Beach Transit day passes are accepted on connecting OC Bus routes only.

      • OC Bus will honor Metro monthly bus passes, Metro day passes cannot be used on OC Bus, only monthly passes will be accepted. The Los Angeles County Regional EZ Pass is NOT part of this program.
      • OC Bus will honor Metro monthly bus passes, MTA TAP and MTA TAP cards with EZ sticker at all bus stops along the line on the nine OC Bus routes that serve Los Angeles County (1, 30, 38, 42, 46, 50, 60, 701, and 721) or at bus stops where OC Bus directly connect with Metro buses. NOTE: TAP cards are not accepted as transfers on Bravo Route 560.
      • For MTA 460 transferring customers, OC Bus will honor Metro monthly bus passes, MTA TAP cards, or Interagency Transfers for one boarding at the following locations:
        • Fullerton Park-N-Ride: Routes 25, 26, 33 and 35
        • La Palma Ave. stops between Magnolia Ave. and Beach Blvd. on Routes 29, 33, 38
        • Disneyland East Shuttle Area (on Harbor Blvd.): Routes 43, 83 and 543
        • Beach Blvd. stops between La Palma Ave. and La Mirada Blvd. on Routes 21, 25, 29, 30, 38
        • Magnolia Ave. stops between Orangethorpe Ave. and La Palma Ave. on Routes 33, 38

      Transferring from Riverside Transit Agency
      OC Bus will honor RTA one-day and 31-day passes on OC Bus directly connecting with RTA routes 200 and 205.

    • Metrolink and Amtrak Train Transfers
      Only OC Bus routes that directly connect with Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains at or near rail stations will honor valid Metrolink and Amtrak tickets and passes. OC Bus routes 1, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29, 38, 43, 47/A, 50, 53, 54, 56, 57, 59, 70, 71, 83, 85, 86, 90, 91, 143, 153, 453, 462, 463, 472, 473, 480, 543, 560 accept valid Metrolink tickets as full fare for travel to and from stations. Passengers must show a valid Metrolink or Amtrak pass or ticket, swipe a valid OC Bus pass (additional fare may be required for express routes), or pay the cash fare to board. Metrolink tickets provide a $2.00 fare value towards express and OC Express fares.
    • Other Transit

      Amtrak
      Serves local, regional and national regions
      (800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
      www.amtrak.com

      Anaheim Resort Transit
      Serves the Anaheim and Anaheim Resort area
      (714) 563-5287
      www.rideart.org

      Foothill Transit (FT)
      Serves La Habra, Brea, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in LA County
      (800) 743-3463
      www.foothilltransit.org

      LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
      Serves greater Los Angeles County area
      (323) Go-Metro (466-3876)
      www.metro.net

      Laguna Beach Municipal Transit Lines (LBMTL)
      Serves Laguna Beach and Dana Point
      (949) 497-0746
      www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/transit_and_trolleys/citybus.htm

      Transferring to Laguna Beach Municipal Transit: OCTA all day passes can only be accepted for a transfer at OCTA bus stops. These stops are posted with OCTA signs and LBMT signs located on Laguna Canyon, South Coast Highway, North Coast Highway and the Laguna Beach Depot.

      Long Beach Transit (LBT)
      Serves Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos and Lakewood
      (562) 591-2301
      www.lbtransit.com

      Metrolink Commuter Rail
      Serves Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
      (800) 371-LINK (5465)
      www.metrolinktrains.com

      North County Transit District (NCTD)
      Serves Oceanside, Escondido and San Clemente
      (760) 966-6500
      www.gonctd.com

      Norwalk Transit (NT)
      Serves Norwalk, Cerritos, Bellflower, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier
      (562) 929-5550
      http://www.ci.norwalk.ca.us/city-hall/departments/norwalk-transit-system-nts

      Omnitrans (OT)
      Serves the San Bernardino Valley
      (800) 966-6428
      www.omnitrans.org

      Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
      Serves Riverside County and the Village at Orange
      (800) 800-7821
      www.riversidetransit.com

Get Connected