www.mta.net and 1-800-COMMUTE are good resources for understanding the bus system in LA. In general, the bus system is a good way to get around LA, with many residents choosing to use the Rapids, as they have fewer stops and cuts through traffic well.
Fares are $1.25 per passenger (no transfers) or $5.00 for a day pass. It is recommended that you bring a street map as an MTA bus may change its route to make up for time.
Bus systems include: the Rapids (L.A. city), Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood, Venice Beach), Culver CityBus (in and around Culver City).
Tel: 213 922 2000