Transferring between other transit systems
OCTA's bus passes are accepted by most connecting transit systems. An additional fare may be required. For information on what is accepted by connecting transit systems, please contact that transit system directly. For an automated phone system that allows you to connect to over 40 local bus, rail, rideshare, highway and other transportation agencies, including OCTA, you can also call 511.
Transferring to Long Beach Transit
- OCTA accepts Long Beach Transit day passes only. Monthly passes are not accepted.
- Long Beach Transit honors an OCTA Day Pass for one transfer only on connecting routes.
- OCTA Day Passes will not be honored on return trips originating on Long Beach Transit.
- OCTA 30-Day Pass is not accepted by Long Beach Transit.
Transferring to Los Angeles Metro
- Metro honors OCTA 30-Day Passes on Metro bus routes 62 and 460 that travel into Orange County or connect with OCTA buses. An additional fare may be required to travel on some Metro bus routes.
- Metro Rail lines will not honor OCTA passes as a transfer. The customer must pay a full fare.
Transferring to OCTA buses from connecting transit systems
OCTA will accept valid transfers from connecting transit systems at all transfer points. These transfers will be 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 OCTA bus.
Additional fare for OCTA express buses
- Passengers transferring to Routes 701, 721 and 794 will need to pay an additional $4.00, or $4.25 for seniors and persons with disabilities with proper identification.
- Passengers transferring to Routes 757 and 758 will need to pay an additional $2.00, or $2.75 for seniors and persons with disabilities with proper identification.
Transferring from Los Angeles Metro
- Metro day passes cannot be used on OCTA buses, only monthly passes will be accepted.
- Metro bus customers wishing to transfer to OCTA express routes 701 and 721 will be charged an additional $4.00; and customers wishing to transfer to OCTA express routes 757 and 758 will be charged an additional $2.00.
- OCTA will honor Metro monthly bus passes and MTA TAP cards at all bus stops along the line on the eleven OCTA routes that serve Los Angeles (1, 30, 38, 42, 46, 50, 60, 701, 721, 757 and 758) or at bus stops where OCTA buses directly connect with Metro buses.
- For MTA 460 transferring customers, OCTA will honor Metro monthly bus passes, MTA TAP cards, or Interagency Transfers for one boarding at the following locations:
- Fullerton Park-and-Ride: Routes 21, 24, 25, 26, 33 and 35
- Disneyland East Shuttle Area (on Harbor Blvd.): Routes 43 and 83
- Magnolia Ave. stops between Orangethorpe Ave. and La Palma Ave. only
- La Palma Ave. stops between Magnolia Ave. and Beach Blvd. only
- Beach Blvd. stops between La Palma Ave. and La Mirada Ave. only
- The Los Angeles County Regional EZ Pass is NOT part of this program.
Transferring from Riverside Transit Agency
OCTA will honor RTA one-day and 31-day passes on OCTA buses directly connecting with RTA route 216.
Metrolink and Amtrak Trains
Only OCTA buses that directly connect with Metrolink trains at or near rail stations will honor Metrolink tickets and passes. Only OCTA routes 1, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29, 38, 43, 47/A, 50, 54, 56, 57, 59, 70, 71, 82, 83, 85, 86, 90, 91, 143, 167, 188/A, 191/A, 193, 206, 211, 213/A, 410, 411, 430, 453, 454, 462, 463, 464, 472, 473, 480, 482, 490, accept valid Metrolink tickets as full fare for travel to and from stations. A valid Metrolink ticket must be shown each time you board the bus; passengers must show a valid Metrolink pass or ticket, swipe a valid OCTA pass, or pay the cash fare to board. Amtrak tickets cannot be used as transfers.
Serves local, regional and national regions
(800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
Anaheim Resort Transit
Serves the Anaheim and Anaheim Resort area
Foothill Transit (FT)
Serves La Habra, Brea, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in LA County
Serves the Irvine Business Complex area
(949) 72GOBUS (724-6287)
LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Serves greater Los Angeles County area
(800) COMMUTE (266-6883)
Laguna Beach Municipal Transit Lines (LBMTL)
Serves Laguna Beach and Dana Point
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
Metrolink Commuter Rail
Serves Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
North County Transit District (NCTD)
Serves Oceanside, Escondido and San Clemente
Norwalk Transit (NT)
Serves Norwalk, Cerritos, Bellflower, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier
Serves the San Bernardino Valley
Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
Serves Riverside County and the Village at Orange