Getting around in Long Beach CA

Long Beach is the sixth largest city in California and is well organized. It’s relatively easy to get around.

Whether you live in Long Beach CA, are moving here or simply coming for a visit, it is good to know what options you have for getting around the city.

Getting Around in Long Beach CA

Public transport in Long Beach CA

Long Beach CA offers excellent public transport options and there is even a free service for those who are staying Downtown and want to visit some of the attractions: You can use:

  • Long Beach Transit Passport bus – a free service that takes you to several attractions Downtown. The Passport C line goes to the Queen Mary. Passport A goes to Los Alamitos Bay and Passport D goes to Cal State, starting from Catalina Terminal. Note that once the bus leaves Downtown, the service is paid  90 cents per ride.
  • The Pine Line shuttle also operates for free from Long Beach Plaza to Shoreline Village
  • Long Beach Transit offers a ride for $1.25 or a daily pass for $2.50
  • The Metro Blue Line train is yet another option for $1.75

During the summer months, you can enjoy water rides. Just note that the daily pass is not valid for them:

  • Aqualink with $5.00 for one-way trips to or from Alamitos Bay Landing
  • Aquabus charges $1.00 each time you board

There are no discounts for the water taxis and only kids under 2 ride for free.

Uber services in Long Beach CA

As elsewhere in the country, Uber services in Long Beach are very dependable and comfortable. All you need to do is determine the size of your group and the luggage you have and thus select the best option that suits you. You can choose between:

  • UberLUX– luxury service for 4 people. The initial fee is $20, the fee per minute is $0.60, the fee per mile is $5.06 and cancellation fee is $10. There is no service fee.
  • UberSUV– high-end SUVs that seat 6. The initial fee is $15, the fee per minute is $0.55, the fee per mile is $4.31 and cancellation fee is $10. There is no service fee.
  • UberBLACK– high-end cars for 4 people. The initial fee is $8, the fee per minute is $0.45, the fee per mile is $3.61 and cancellation fee is $10. There is no service fee.
  • UberSELECT– excellent cars at good rates that seat 4 people. The initial fee is $5, the fee per minute is $0.40, the fee per mile is $2.41 and cancellation fee is $10. The service fee is $2.35.
  • UberXL– suitable for groups of up to 6 people. The initial fee is $1, the fee per minute is $0.30, the fee per mile is $1.61, and cancellation fee is $5. The service fee is $2.35.
  • WAV – seats four people. There is no initial fee, the fee per minute is $0.15, the fee per mile is $0.96, and cancellation fee is $5. The service fee is $2.10.
  • UberASSISST– same service as UberX with additional assistance for 4 people. There is no initial fee, the fee per minute is $0.15, the fee per mile is $0.96, and cancellation fee is $5. The service fee is $2.10.
  • UberX – everyday rides at great prices, for 4 people. There is no initial fee, the fee per minute is $0.15, the fee per mile is $0.96, and cancellation fee is $5. The service fee is $2.10. The same service is also available in Spanish as UberEspanol.

You can request Uber to pick you up at Long Beach Airport as well and get you to your final destination at a very affordable price.

Cab services in Long Beach CA

Cab services in Long Beach CA are most often used by those traveling to and from the airport. There are several companies that you can choose from and the rates to popular destinations are as follows:

The fares between the companies may differ and the final amount can also depend on the traffic. The initial fare is around $3.00 and there is a 15% tip included in the final price. There is one other option – to get a taxi for a flat fare.

  • Low-Cost Taxi offers a flat fare service of $100, which also includes any stops if you need to go to a shop or you want to see something (as long as you don’t take too long). There is an option to get this as a deal for $89 using a voucher.

There are various shuttle and limo options as well, depending on the type of service you need.

No matter which of the options you will choose, you can be sure that your travel around Long Beach CA will be safe and pleasant.

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