Spirit Bus


COVID-19 Update: City of Monterey Park Temporarily Suspends Spirit Bus Service

Monterey Park’s Spirit Bus transportation service is temporarily suspended through March 31, 2022. The City of Monterey Park has been closely monitoring the use of the Spirit Bus fixed route transportation service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports indicate an 83% decrease in ridership due to school closures and a majority of residents staying at home. The City has recently completed a community survey with close to 600 respondents and is currently looking into the comments and ways in improving our community transit system.

Senior transportation services for essential medical and grocery/pharmacy trips will continue to be offered through Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Taxi programs. For more information about these programs, please contact Langley Senior Center at 626-307-1396.

Spirit Bus Service Community Survey (Closed)

The survey was closed on June 18, 2021. The City of Monterey Park values your input and thanks you for your time and assistance with this important survey. If you have any questions regarding the survey or Spirit Bus service, please contact Public Works Department at 626-307-1320.

Trip Planner

e.g. Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

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

Trip planning is provided using Google Maps.

Say Goodbye to Metro Tokens                     

The last day to use Metro tokens was Friday, November 29, 2019. After this day, Metro and Spirit Bus will no longer accept tokens. Unused tokens are non-refundable. Loading fare onto a TAP card is the safest and most convenient way to travel throughout LA County.  For more information, call 323.GOMETRO. For information on buying and loading a TAP card, call 866.TAPTOGO or visit taptogo.net.

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.

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Hours of Operation

Routes 1, 2, 3, & 4
Monday through  Friday6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday9:10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
SundayNo Service

Route 5
Monday through Friday6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday through SundayNo service

Link CSULA Metrolink to Corporate Center
Monday through  Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. View the schedule and fares (PDF)

Holiday Hours

Saturday ScheduleNo Service
Memorial DayThanksgiving Day
July 4thChristmas Day
Labor DayNew Year’s Day


RouteFareSpirit TransferOther Media Accepted
Routes 1, 2, 3, and 425 centsFree (one per boarding)TAP, EZ pass, Metro 30-day pass, Access Services ID
Route 550 centsFree (one per boarding)TAP, EZ pass, Metro 30-day pass, Access Services ID, Metrolink pass/ticket
LINK Shuttle50 centsNoneTAP

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 emailing the Public Works Department, by telephone at 626-307-1320, or by mail at 320 W. Newmark Avenue, 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.