The Los Angeles Marathon returns on Sunday, March 19 with the "Stadium to the Sea" course running once again from Dodger Stadium near downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, and again your best ticket to see all the racing action is to use Metro Rail.
Spectators are urged to ride Metro Rail to reach viewing areas, and affected bus customers are urged to take Metro Rail to avoid lengthy bus detours and delays. Roundtrip fare is only $3.50 and includes two hours of free transfers with a TAP card .
Patrons destined to the race finish in Santa Monica using Lines 534, 720, and 733 during the Marathon temporary street closures will be re-routed to the 17th St Expo Station. A temporary bus hub will be located just east of the station on Colorado Av. There, patrons with a TAP card may transfer at no additional charge to the westbound Expo Line. Upon arriving at the Downtown Santa Monica Terminal, walk west to Ocean Av and then turning north on Ocean Av to the race terminus. To return to lines listed above. Again, transfer between the Expo Line and Metro buses are free when using a TAP Card. Connections to all Santa Monica Big Blue Bus lines will also be made at the 17th St Station.
Metro personnel will be available to assist customers at 7th St/Metro Center, Downtown Santa Monica Station, and the temporary bus hub at Colorado Av and 17th St Expo Station. See rerouted bus lines maps .
On Sunday, March 19th, there will be interruptions in Metro bus service along the marathon route. Lines normally passing through those areas will be rerouted and many other lines will be disrupted. Customers are urged to plan ahead and allow for extra time during the race.
Numerous Metro bus lines will be impacted before and after the running of the LA Marathon. Those lines include: 2, 4, 10, 14, 16, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 48, 55, 60, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78/79, 81, 83, 90/91, 92, 94, 96, 105, 156/656, 180/181, 200, 201, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212, 217, 218, 222, 487, 534, 603, 704, 720, 733, 745, 754, Silver Line (910).