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Santa Monica And Hollywood Finally Get Their Own LAX FlyAway

The FlyAway Bus at Union Station (Photo by Chris via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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LAX’s Flyaway bus is moving forward with its expansion, now adding stops in Santa Monica and Hollywood. The FlyAway bus previously took passengers to LAX from Union Station, Westwood, the Expo Line and Van Nuys. A court ordered the service to expand its coverage up to a total of eight stops by 2015. These new stops should make it easier for people to fly in and out using public transit with the added benefit of less cars clogging the airport.

Starting July 15, Santa Monica passengers have a stop at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Main St., north of Pico Blvd, according to a release. This line runs directly to and from the airport. Hollywood travelers get on at Hollywood and Vine and there will be one stop at the La Brea Station on the Expo Line. The Hollywood FlyAway will start running in mid-September.

A one-way ticket on both lines will be $8, significantly cheaper than a taxi. Earlier this year, UberX stopped picking up riders at the airport after cops cracked down on ridesharing.

Future FlyAway expansion includes stops on the Orange Line (Late 2014) and in Torrance (Mid 2015).