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LAX shuttle now accepts TAP cards

TAP card machines.
TAP card machines.
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Public transit aficionados can now use their TAP card or EZ Transit Pass to get to and from the airport on the LAX FlyAway, the 24-hour bus service between the airport and various SoCal locations.

If you're catching the bus from Union Station or Van Nuys, go to the ticket counter to buy your ticket from a cashier using a TAP card. If you hop on in Hollywood, Long Beach or Westwood, use the TAP reader inside the bus. 

There are currently no plans to equip the Union Station or Van Nuys lines with card readers. 

People using the new payment method may pay reduced fares depending on the route, according to a an LAX press release. Riders on the Long Beach and Westwood routes will pay $8, rather than the usual $10 or $9. 

EZ Transit Pass holders will pay an up-charge depending on the zone loaded onto the TAP card.