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DASH provides frequent, inexpensive and convenient bus service in downtown Los Angeles and in 27 neighborhoods all across the City of Los Angeles. Each route is designed to serve travel within that neighborhood and to connect to other regional transit services such as Metro Rapid and local routes, Metrolink and Metro rail lines.

The fare is only 50 cents a ride, 25 cents for seniors and the disabled. Access cardholders travel free.

Plan your DASH trip using the Google Trip Planner or from the route list displayed below. All DASH routes feature real-time departure time information. Find out the exact time of every DASH departure at ladotbus.com

DASH SERVICE FREQUENCY

ROUTES

FREQUENCY

  WEEKDAY SERVICE EVERY SATURDAY SERVICE EVERY SUNDAY SERVICE EVERY HOLIDAY SERVICE*
Downtown A 7 min 10min 15min NA
Downtown B 8 min 10min 15min NA
Downtown D 6 min 10min 15min NA
Downtown E 5 min 10min 15min NA
Downtown F 10 min 15min 15min NA
Beachwood Canyon 25 min 25 min 25 min NA
Boyle Heights/East LA 20 min 30 min 30 min NA
Chesterfield Square 20 min 20 min 20 min 20 min
Crenshaw 20 min 20 min 20 min NA
El Sereno/City Terrace 15-20 min 20 min 25 min 25 min
Fairfax 30 min 30 min 30 min NA
Highland Park/Eagle Rock 20 min 20 min 20 min NA
Hollywood 30 min 30 min 30 min NA
Hollywood/Wilshire 25 min 25 min 25 min NA
Larchmont Shuttle 12 min NA NA NA
King-East 20 min 20 min 20 min NA
Leimert/Slauson 25 min 25 min 25 min NA
Lincoln Heights/Chinatown 30 min 30 min 30 min NA
Midtown 30 min 30 min 30 min NA
Northridge/Reseda 15-20 min 20 min 20 min NA
Observatory/Los Feliz 15-20 min 15 min 15 min 15 min
Panorama City/Van Nuys 15-20 min 20 min 20 min 20 min
Pico Union/Echo Park 10-14 min 15 min 15 min 12-15 min
Pueblo del Rio 20 min 20 min 20 min NA
San Pedro 20 min 20 min 30 min 30 min
Southeast 20 min 20 min 20 min 20 min
Sylmar 15 min 30 min 30 min 30 min
Van Nuys/Studio City 30 min 30 min 30 min NA
Vermont/Main 15 min 15 min 20 min NA
Watts 20 min 20 min 20 min NA
Wilmington 15-20 min 15-20 min 15-20 min 15 min
Wilshire Center/Koreatown 20 min 20 min 20 min 20 min
*Holidays include New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

DASH Fares

All DASH routes are the same fare. The cash fare is 50¢, 25¢ for seniors/disabled. The DASH 31-Day Pass offers unlimited riding on all DASH routes for only $18.

DASH Fares
RIDER CASH FARE TAP FARE 5 7-DAY DASH PASS 31-DAY DASH PASS FREE WITH THESE PASSES
REGULAR 50¢ 35¢ $5.00 $18.00
  • DASH TO CLASS PROGRAM2
  • U-PASS
  • 31-DAY LADOT PASS
  • EZ TRANSIT PASS
  • METROLINK TICKET OR PASS
  • ACCESS SERVICES ID TAP CARD 7
CHILDREN1 Free
SENIOR/DISABLED/MEDICARE3 25¢ 15¢ $2.50 6 $9.00 6
CITYRIDE PARTICIPANT 4 Free
  1. Children 4 years or younger (maximum of 2 with fare paying adult)
  2. Available to K-12, college, and vocational students. Participants must use a Student or College/Vocational Reduced Fare TAP Card
  3. CASH Fare (with government agency proof of age or disability and photo ID)
  4. Cityride Card must be shown to driver when entering the bus to ride for free
  5. Deducted from TAP stored value; must have LADOT or Metro issued TAP card with Stored Value on card
  6. Sold on Metro-issued Reduced Fare TAP cards only
  7. Free ride for cardholder only; PCA’s must pay appropriate fare

Purchasing DASH 31-Day Pass or Placing Stored Value (cash) on a TAP card

Purchase a DASH 31-Day Pass or place stored value onto a TAP card at the LADOT Transit Customer Service Center located in the LA Mall in downtown Los Angeles (201 N. Los Angeles), at selected TAP retailers, by phone or ont the web.

Locate the TAP retailer selling the DASH 31-Day Pass convenient to you by calling the LADOT Transit Customer Service Center at (213, 310, 323, or 818) 808-2273. Stored Value (cash) can be purchased at any TAP retailer as well as ticket vending machines in Metro rail stations.

When choosing where to buy your DASH pass, there are a couple of items to consider:

  • Phone and web purchases must be tapped within 30 days of purchase or they will no longer be available. The 31-Day Pass must be tapped on a DASH bus while stored value (cash) can be tapped on any bus or at Metro rail stations.
  • Phone or web purchases require three days for the pass or stored value to be uploaded to the TAP card and recognized on the bus, with the upload completed when you tap the card on the DASH bus.

Paying your DASH fare

Pay when you board the bus by placing the exact change in the farebox or by placing your TAP card by the validator located by the farebox. The validator will indicate if your TAP card has a valid DASH, Commuter Express pass, EZ transit pass or stored value (cash) by a green or red light.

  • With a green light take a seat and enjoy the ride.
  • If the light is red, please hold the card by the validator again. If the light remains red there is no valid fare on the TAP card and you must pay the cash fare.

While no longer sold, paper DASH tickets will still be valid. Just place them into the farebox as you do now. Tickets cannot be redeemed for cash or converted to the TAP card.

Accepted Fare Media Reference

View document detailing all fare media accepted by LADOT DASH (PDF)

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