Spirit Bus


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e.g. 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
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The Spirit Bus

The Spirit Bus is the transportation service of City of Monterey Park providing local routes that serve the need of those commuting within the city or those planning on using the bus service to connect with regional bus/rail system to Los Angeles or surrounding cities. 

The Spirit Bus operates five local routes: Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4 operate in loops with terminal at Monterey Park City Hall while Route 5 connects with Metrolink's rail service at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) campus on weekdays. In addition, the City operates a shuttle service - the LINK - from the Corporate Center to the CSULA Metrolink station.

Spirit Bus 087 Spirit Bus 086 Spirit Bus 068

Hours of Operation

Routes 1, 2, 3, & 4
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Sunday No Service
Route 5
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday  No service
Link CSULA Metrolink to Corporate Center
Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. View the schedule and fares (PDF)

Holiday Hours

Saturday Schedule No Service
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
July 4th Christmas Day
Labor Day New Year's Day


Route Fare Spirit Transfer Other Media Accepted
Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4 25 cents Free (one per boarding) TAP, EZ pass, Metro 30-day pass, Access Services ID
Route 5 50 cents Free (one per boarding) TAP, EZ pass, Metro 30-day pass,
Access Services ID,
Metrolink pass/ticket
LINK Shuttle 50 cents   None TAP

Schedule and Map

View the Spirit Bus schedule (PDF) and map (large PDF). For more information on the Spirit Bus routes or schedule, call dispatch at 626-307-7842.
Reasonable Modification
The City may allow the reasonable modification of our policies to accommodate the special needs of persons with disabilities in order to allow them to fully utilize our services. Whenever possible a request for a reasonable modification or accommodation shall be filed in advance to the Department of Public Works by email at [email protected], by telephone at 626-307-1320, or by mail at 320 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park, CA, 91754. 

For questions on this policy, please see the ADA Public Notice (PDF).
To make a request, please use the Reasonable Modification/Accommodation Request Form (PDF).

Comments or Concerns

We would like to hear from you about your experience with the City's bus service.  Please contact Department of Public Works at 626-307-1320 if you have any comments or concerns about the Spirit Bus.

Welcome to Our New Spirit Bus Fleet!  

Through Metro Call for Projects and Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) grants, the City was able to procure three new ARBOC buses that will be put into full service in May 2019.