Fares
Fares
Fares are payable by cash, MBL Day Pass, MBL Student Monthly Pass, EZ Transit Pass, or MBL Tokens.

Proper Identification is required for Youth and Senior, Disabled and Medicare recipients to qualify for reduced fare.

EZ Transit Passes, MBL Day Passes, and MBL Student Monthly Passes are accepted on all Montebello Bus lines buses. MTA passes are not accepted on Montebello Bus Lines. If you are a frequent bus rider and use more than one bus system, the EZ Transit Pass will allow you to transfer to any of the fourteen participating transit agencies in the Los Angeles County.

Fares


  • Interagency Transfers are only valid on other bus systems and have a 2 - hour expiration limit.
  • Please check to see if Interagency Transfer is correct while receiving.
  • You can only use Interagency transfers once within the printed time and date, regardless of direction.
  • Interagency transfer are accepted at transfer points. These are printed on the schedule maps.

For more information on Payment by Pass, call (323) 558-1625.

  • EZ Transit Pass
  • MBL Day Pass
  • MBL Student Monthly Pass


  • Cash Fares
  • MBL Day Pass
  • MBL Student Monthly Pass
  • EZ Transit Pass
  • MBL Tokens
  • Transit Access Pass (TAP) Program
Adult/Full Fare $1.10
Adult Day Pass (Unlimited Rides) $3.00
Students (K-12) 75¢
Student Day Pass (Unlimited Rides) $2.00
Children (Age 4 & under) Free
 
Limit 2 per Full or Senior Fare
Senior (62 +) 50¢
Disabled/Medicare 50¢
Senior/Disabled/Medicare Day Pass (Unlimited Rides) $1.50
Accepted senior identification: Senior fare applies to those aged 62 and over with valid CA Identification Card, Driver’s License, Medicare Card, LACTOA Cards, and Dial-A-Ride Card.
Accepted disabled/Medicare identification: Disabled/Medicare fare applies with valid Medicare card, LACTOA Card, and Access Services Card.
Express Fare $1.30
Adult Day Pass Upcharge on Express 20¢
Interagency Transfer 25¢
Senior/Disabled Interagency Transfer 10¢
  • Interagency Transfers are only valid on other bus systems and have a 2 - hour expiration limit.
  • Please check to see if Interagency Transfer is correct while receiving.
  • You can only use Interagency transfers once within the printed time and date, regardless of direction.
  • Interagency transfer are accepted at transfer points. These are printed on the schedule maps.

 



Montebello Bus Lines now offers a day pass for those passengers who make multiple trips throughout the day using Montebello buses. The unlimited ride day pass will give you the freedom to make as many trips as you need for one low price. With the day pass, you can take unlimited rides in any direction on any one-calendar day. Day passes are good all day, from the time of purchase until midnight.

MBLDayPassOnTap

Montebello Bus Lines will be launching its Day Pass on TAP cards soon! For more details, please contact Jose Medrano at josemedrano@cityofmontebello.com or 323-558-1625.

MBL UNLIMITED STUDENT MONTHLY PASS ($30.00 per card)

Montebello Bus Lines offers a monthly pass for students currently enrolled in grades K-12.

How does this pass work?

  • Unlimited rides for the entire month on MBL.
  • The card can be purchased at the Montebello Transportation Facility.
  • Each month requires a new card with the current month printed on the inside of the card for verification.
  • Bus operator may check ID. It is required that you carry a valid school ID card with you.
  • The pass can only be purchased on the 25th of the current month until the 10th of the following month.
  • The following locations ONLY load the MBL Student Pass:
    • Whittier Transit, Uptown Senior Center at 13225 Walnut Street., Whittier, CA or call them at (562) 567-9480
    • The Shops at Montebello at 2134 Montebello Town Center Drive, Montebello, CA 90640 or call (323) 722-9503
    For more information please call (323) 558-1625.

The EZ Transit Pass will benefit transit riders who are frequent users of two or more of the fourteen participating transit agencies. The EZ Transit Pass will allow you to transfer to any of the participating transit agencies in Los Angeles County for unlimited rides for the month.

The participating agencies are Commerce Municipal Bus Lines, Culver CityBus, Foothill Transit, Gardena Municipal Bus Lines, Glendale Beeline, LADOT, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Metro Bus & Metro Rail, Norwalk Transit, Santa Clarita Transit, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus, Torrance MAX and Torrance Transit.

EZ Transit Passes can be purchased after the 25th of the previous month and will not be available for sale after the 10th of the current month.

EZ Transit Pass is available in Adult and Senior/Disabled denominations. For more information about EZ Transit Pass, please call (323) 558-1625.

Cost for EZ Transit Pass: $110.00 for regular and $42.00 for Senior/Disabled.

Additional premium can be purchased for Express Lines.

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EZ Transit Pass Sales Locations in Montebello:

Montebello Transportation Facility

400 South Taylor Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 558-1625
Customer Service Counter Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


10 tokens - $10.00
Good for one-way fare. Express fare add 20¢


Currently sold only at:

Montebello Transportation Facility

400 South Taylor Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 558-1625
Customer Service Counter Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Montebello City Hall, Finance Department

1600 West Beverly Boulevard
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 887-1449
Customer Service Counter Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

City of Whittier Transit, Uptown Senior Center

13225 Walnut Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Tel: (562) 567-9480
Customer Service Counter Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Shops at Montebello (Guest Services)

2134 Montebello Town Center
Montebello, CA 90640
Tel: (323) 722-9503
Customer Service Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm & Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

 


In August of 2008, MBL joined the Los Angeles County Municipal Operator’s TAP program and replaced the fare boxes onboard the MBL fleet with fare media designed with the TAP technology. TAP allows patrons to load cash value or a fare product on a chip enabled smart card. Each time patrons board and tap their card on the fare box; the correct fare is deducted or recorded as payment.

All Metro passes and stored value are now sold on TAP, a durable plastic card you can use again and again. It’s eco-friendly, because using TAP eliminates tons of disposable paper passes and stamps.

Each TAP card has an electronic chip inside; just load the type of pass and stored value you want on your card, and the chip remembers it. Then you simply tap your card each time you board, and the bus farebox or rail validator looks for valid pass first. If no valid pass is found it will deduct from your stored value.

Click here for TAP webpage