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Thousand Oaks to Zuma Beach (Lot 8)
June 20 - August 5, 2022

The Summer Beach Bus is a regularly scheduled public transit service traveling between Thousand Oaks and Zuma Beach in Malibu. There are two round trips daily, Monday through Friday, departing from Borchard Community Center and the Teen Center to Zuma Beach. The service starts on June 20 and ends on August 5.

Round Trip Fare Cost

The cost is $8.00 round trip and $4.00 for seniors age 65 and over and for persons with a ADA or Medicare card. 

Fares are cash only and exact change is required. 

Day-Of Stand-By Seating

Availability is on a first come, first served basis the day of departure. It is strongly suggested to arrive early.

Time Tables

Beach Bus Time Tables 2022

FAQ

Q: What is the Summer Beach Bus?

A: The Summer Beach Bus is a regularly scheduled public transit service traveling between Thousand Oaks and Zuma Beach in Malibu.

Q: When does the bus leave and where do I pick it up at?

A: The Beach Bus departs from two locations: Borchard Community Center Parking Lot and Thousand Oaks Teen Center Bus Stop. The bus drops off and picks up at the Zuma Beach parking lot #8. There are two round trips daily Monday through Friday to Zuma Beach. The service starts on June 20 and ends on August 5.

Please note that the Teen Center pick up location will be at the bus stop. The Teen Center building is currently under renovation and is not open to the public. Limited restroom facilities are available at the adjacent Goebel Senior Adult Center.

 Q: How much does it cost? 


A: The regular fare is $8.00 round trip and $4.00 for seniors age 65 and over and for persons with a disability. 

Q: How do I ride the bus? 

A: Service available on a first come, first served basis at each departure location. Fares are cash only and exact change is required. It is recommended to arrive early as seating is limited.

Q: Are face masks required?

A: Face masks may be required onboard due to Federal mandate. Updated information on mask requirements will be posted on our website.

Q: How much time do I get to spend at the beach? 

A: Between 2 and 6 hours, depending on trips selected. 

Q: Is there an age limit? 

A: As a public transit service, Thousand Oaks Transit’s standard age policies apply. Persons under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone under the age of 13 should be accompanied by a responsible guardian. If in the opinion of the driver, a passenger lacks the ability to understand how to use the bus on their own, they may be denied transportation.

Q: How long does it take to get there? 

A: Depending which stop you get on at, it could take up to 75 minutes to get to the beach or return depending on traffic. 

Q: Can I track the beach bus?

A: Real-time tracking information for the beach bus can be found using the GOVCbus App or on GOVCbus.com. Look for the Summer Beach Bus route under Thousand Oaks Transit. 

Q: What happens if I miss the bus back from the beach?

A: This is a public transportation service and buses will leave on time unless delayed due to traffic and other conditions. Riders missing their bus will need to make their own travel arrangements home.

Q: Is this a transit bus?

A: No, for this service we have contracted for a motorcoach that seats 50 passengers. Buses are equipped with padded seats and seat belts.

Q: Why do seniors get a discount and why aren’t children aged 5 and under free like they are on local buses? 

A: Since this is a scheduled transit service, the City is required by law to provide a discounted fare to seniors and the disabled. Unlike a regular transit bus, everyone on the beach bus must be seated. Since there are a limited number of seats, every passenger has to pay. 

Q: What about infants?

A: Use of an approved child seat is required for all infants. Since the child seat will have to occupy an available seat, we have to charge a fare. 

Q: Can I use my TOT bus pass or VC Bus Pass? 

A: No, this service is not eligible for TOT bus passes or VC Bus Passes since we do not have the necessary equipment installed on the bus. 

Q: Can I bring my surfboard? 

A: Surfboards, not exceeding 7 feet in length may be brought on board the buses, stored in compartments below.

Q: Can I bring chairs, umbrellas, “boogie” boards and coolers on board? 

A: There is limited storage for coolers, chairs, umbrellas, backpacks, boogie boards, etc. on board the bus. Nothing flammable or dangerous can be brought on board the bus. If an item cannot be safely transported, it will not be allowed on board. All decisions of the driver are final.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the FAQ.