Bravo! Less stops. More holiday cheer.
Keep the holiday cheer rolling by cutting out all those extra stops along Harbor Blvd. with Bravo Route 543. OCTA's newest bus service gets you to your holiday shopping and pumpkin spice lattes much faster. Bravo Route 543 was launched last June and stops at major transfer points and destinations between MacArthur Blvd. in Costa Mesa and the Fullerton Transportation Center. All for the same cost as any regular OCTA bus route.
Bravo only runs on weekdays.
We know that holiday errands aren't reserved for the weekend. That's why Bravo Route 543 operates Monday through Friday from 5 am to 6 pm. Buses run every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours. You can do your weekday holiday shopping and avoid those long rides on Harbor Blvd. Just look for the distinctive blue and orange buses and specifically marked Bravo bus stops along Harbor Blvd. See schedule for specific times or our interactive map for things to do around all 15 Route 543 stops.
Which sleigh is right for you — Route 543 or Route 43?
Make the holidays easy on yourself by using Bravo Route 543 when you are making longer trips and need to get there faster. If your holiday errands are a couple stops away, Route 43 is still your best option.
Bravo Holiday Basics
'Tis the season to give Bravo a try! If you've seen the new Route 543 Bravo buses but have yet to hop on board, here are some basics.
Monday – Friday, 5 am – 6 pm
Operates every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours. See schedule for specific times.
Runs on Harbor Blvd. from MacArthur Blvd. in Costa Mesa to the Fullerton Transportation Center. For details try our interactive map.
Route 543 shares the same stops as Route 43, but only stops at the 15 Bravo stops identified by unique signs (see right).
Bravo bus fare is the same as OCTA regular bus service, $2 per boarding or $5 for a day pass. There are no transfers between Route 543 and Route 43.
Bus passes can be purchased at any Orange County Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions or Northgate Market or buy online.