Explore LA: Introducing BusLA

Ever feel like getting away from hitting the books at UCLA but don’t have a car to get around?

Lucky for us bruins, UCLA and neighboring Westwood is a mecca for buses. But if you are like me, you have probably ridden only one or two buses in your lifetime and the thought of navigating bus routes in LA sounds intimidating.

Thanks to BusLA, however, our lives just got easier and a whole lot more fun. Created by two UCLA students, Byron Pang and Zheng Sun, BusLA features numerous restaurants, hang outs, and activities across LA from Runyon Canyon to 3rd Street Promenade, the LA Fashion District, Universal City Walk and hundreds more. The best part, all these locations are accessible by nine different bus routes that pick up at or near campus and their website, busla.me, makes it easy to navigate which one to take. Not to mention that their website offers a few filtering options to fit your needs (including activity type and cost), making it a breeze to find that no cost, day trip getaway.

Still need convincing? While services like Uber and Lyft can get pricey, the three bus lines featured on the site cost significantly less and will save you some serious cash. While Metro costs $1.75 per ride, both the Santa Monica Big Blue and Culver City buses only cost $0.50 per ride with valid bruin card.

So what are you waiting for? Go out and explore this beautiful city we bruins call home!