DASH Transit & Buses
DASH & Dial-A-Lift
The city's DASH transit service is free to Lakewood residents 60 years of age or older without their own transportation and to disabled residents of any age. Users of the service must meet some eligibility requirements.
DASH is a reservation-only service that travels in and around Lakewood. For help in becoming a DASH rider, call 562-924-0149.
Additional disabled transit service is available through Dial-A-Lift. Pre-registration is required and eligibility requirements must be met for this program. Dial-A-Lift is available for longer distance trips and longer hours for a nominal fee. Call 562-591-8753 for a Dial-A-Lift application.
LA Metro Transit
If you’re new to public transit, your first ride is likely to be on a bus. The systems that serve Lakewood run new, clean-fueled coaches that make getting to your destination easy and comfortable. Long Beach Transit (LBT) operates nearly a dozen bus routes in Lakewood. Most of them connect to downtown Long Beach. Seven of these routes serve Lakewood Center while other routes connect Lakewood with Cerritos, Artesia, Bellflower, Hawaiian Gardens, Paramount and Signal Hill.
The Metro Blue Line has a convenient station and ample parking on Del Amo Avenue near the 710 Freeway and can zip riders to downtown Los Angeles and the rest of the Metro system in just minutes.
To make transit even more appealing, Lakewood has upgraded more than 100 bus stops around town. U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez secured federal funds to help Lakewood with this project. Stops along major boulevards even have solar-powered lighting for the convenience of evening travelers.
LBT lines 191, 192 and 193 make quick connections to the Del Amo station of the Metro Blue Line for rail service to downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach and to LAX via the Green Line. Metro local buses 265 and 266 also make connections to the Green Line station on Lakewood Boulevard. Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos and Norwalk operate local services that also link to LBT and Metro lines.
Long Beach Transit
Lakewood Center is a major “transit mall” for Long Beach Transit (LBT) buses. The streets around the mall are a hub for popular north-south and east-west bus routes that take riders to destinations such as CSULB, downtown Long Beach, or the Blue Line for a light rail train ride into Los Angeles.
Long Beach Transit provides regional bus service using air-conditioned buses on 38 routes. They run on many major Lakewood streets and include destinations in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill.
Most routes are operated seven days a week. All of Long Beach Transit's routes are wheelchair accessible.
Surfboards six feet and under are welcome. Long Beach Transit has bike racks installed on all standard buses. Racks can be used in conjunction with a work commute or recreational outing.
- Additional cycling information from the Bikestation on recreational and commuter bicycling
- Long Beach Transit bikes page
- Bikes on Metro
- Lakewood bike lanes, routes and trails
Bus service links to both the Blue and Green Line light rail lines which have connections near Lakewood and zip to Los Angeles and El Segundo/Redondo Beach. The station has 351 parking spaces, ten bike racks and seven lockers.
The Blue Line runs north-south from Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles. There is a station on Del Amo Boulevard just west of the 710 Freeway.
The Green Line’s eastern-most station is in Norwalk, just southwest of Imperial Highway and Studebaker Road. It runs west to Redondo Beach from the Norwalk Station and offers 2,050 parking spaces, 48 bike rack spaces and 40 bike lockers.
Bus Routes with Stops at Lakewood Center
East-west bus routes: Route 101, 102, 103: Carson Street, Spring Street, Lakewood Mall
North-south routes: Route 91, 92, 93, 94: 7th Street, Bellflower/Woodruff/Clark
- Major bus route from Lakewood to Long Beach State and downtown Long Beach
- Route information to Long Beach
Long Beach Transit & Visitor Information Center
Adjacent to the downtown Long Beach transit mall, Blue Line terminus and Pine Avenue restaurant row is the Long Beach Transit and Visitor Information Center. It is a one-stop-shop for transit and visitor information on Long Beach and neighboring cities. The transit mall is used by 30,000 travelers daily.