Spirit Bus


Garvey Avenue will be closed between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues on Saturday, January 28, 2017 and Sunday, January 29, 2017 for the Lunar New Year Festival.  The Spirit Bus transfer point will temporarily move one block west to the corner of Newmark and McPherrin Avenues.

2016 CNY detour

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.

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 626-307-7842.

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.