Laguna Beach Transit has its central bus depot in downtown’s village. Buses operate on three routes at hourly intervals (no service from 12:30pm to 1:30pm or on Sundays or public holidays). Routes are color-coded and are easy to follow. For tourists, the most important bus route is the red route that runs south of downtown along Pacific Coast Hwy. Rides cost 75¢ (exact change). All routes are free during July and August. You can pick up an information brochure and bus schedule at the visitor center.
Car & Motorcycle
Through town, Pacific Coast Hwy moves slowly in summer, especially on weekends.
Parking lots in downtown’s village charge between $10 and $20 per entry; they fill up early in the day during summer. Street parking can be hard to find near the beaches during summer, especially in the afternoons and on weekends – arrive early. Coin- and credit card–operated meters cost from $1 per hour and pay-and-display lots cost $2 per hour. Alternatively, you can park for free in residential areas, but obey time limits and posted restrictions, or you’ll be towed. If you can’t find parking downtown, drive to the north or south ends of town by the beach, then ride the bus.
To alleviate summer traffic, free trolley shuttles travel between downtown and popular Festival of Arts sites in Laguna Canyon and north–south along Pacific Coast Hwy. These trolleys make continuous loops every 20 to 30 minutes between 9:30am and 11:30pm daily from late June until late August.