Museum Express Offers Direct Transportation to Southern California’s Finest Museums

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long-beach-museum-expressJune 2 through August 30, Long Beach Transit express bus service to a variety of local museums will depart from the Transit Information Center on the Long Beach Transit Mall, with direct service to a different venue 6 days a week (excluding Mondays).

Customers can avoid traffic while traveling in air-conditioned comfort to Southern California’s finest museums and gardens. One of Long Beach Transit’s most popular transportation programs, the Museum Express shuttles customers to museum venues and back to Long Beach for a round trip fare of only $7, a minor increase from last year’s $6 fare. Friendly, professional operators provide customers with the superior service that Long Beach Transit is known for on ADA-accessible buses that have room for two wheelchairs per trip.

“It is sometimes difficult for transit riders to travel on public transportation to see the many beautiful cultural, historical, and artistic displays at southern California’s finest institutions. Museum Express allows customers direct transportation access and exposes new riders to the value and ease of using public transportation,” said Guy Heston, Chief Operating Officer of Long Beach Transit.
For the first time, early walk-in and mail-in registration is now available. Ticket reservations and sales are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting Long Beach Transit at 1963 E. Anaheim Street, at the Transit Information Center on the Transit Mall, by mailing in a registration form available on, or by calling (562) 591-2301. Reservations will be processed within 10 business days.

The Museum Express 2009 program will provide access to the following institutions:

  • Bowers Museum
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Getty Center, Getty Villa, Getty After Dark
  • Griffith After Dark
  • Griffith Park Observatory
  • Exposition Park Experience, African American Art Museum, California Science Center, Museum of Natural History, and Air & Space Museum
  • Hollywood Museum
  • Huntington Library and Gardens
  • Irvine Museum of Art / Fullerton Museum
  • Laguna Art Museum / Festival of the Arts
  • Los Angeles County Arboretum
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Wilshire’s Museum Row, Peterson Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits, Page Museum
  • Norton Simon Museum
  • Nethercutt Museum
  • Orange County Museum of Art / Irvine Museum
  • Planes of Fame / Chino Air & Yanks Museum
  • Richard Nixon Library
  • Ronald Reagan Library and Museum
  • Skirball Cultural Center

About Long Beach Transit

Long Beach Transit serves over 28 million boarding customers in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill—as well as portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach—with regular bus and shuttle services including the Passport, AquaBus, and AquaLink. For more information visit

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