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Questions about our service or other transit services in the Ojai Valley? Please, call (805) 272-3883.

Trolley Service – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness and Schedule Change

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020:  On weekdays, only Route A with extended service to 7:30pm will continue.  Route B is temporarily discontinued.  Weekend service will not change.

This provides 1-hour frequency trolleys instead of the normal ½ hour trolley frequency.  This change is posted at trolley stops and within trolleys.

We are following the recommendations of health expert organizations, including the Ventura County Public Health Department and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are continuing to monitor the issue very closely.  We have taken the following actions on the trolleys:

  • Additional cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as grab bars, farebox, and bus operator compartment with disinfectant throughout the day.
  • Reducing and spacing available seats to provide social distancing.
  • Placed visual alerts on trolleys to help trolley riders and drivers reduce the risk of transmission in accordance with CDC recommendations.

Click Here For City of Ojai COVID-19 Information

Youth Ride Free Promotional Program

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the program start?

September 1st, 2022

Who is eligible for the Youth Ride Free Promotional Program?

Anyone age 18 or younger or enrolled high school students who are older.

When does the program start and how long does it last?

The Youth Ride Free Program is a promotional program that will last through the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.

Can I use any bus in Ventura County?

Yes, all following operators are participating:

  • Camarillo Area Transit
  • Gold Coast Transit District
  • Kanan Shuttle
  • Moorpark City Transit
  • Ojai Trolley
  • Simi Valley Transit
  • Thousand Oaks Transit
  • Valley Express
  • VCTC Intercity Transit Service

How will the driver know to let me on the bus for free?

Drivers will let anyone who looks 18 or younger board the bus for free but high school aged students should be prepared to show ID.

Do I have to be going to/from school?

No, you do not. You can travel anywhere, for any reason on any bus operator in the county.

I’m traveling to a VCTC Zone 2 destination, do I have to pay an additional fare?

No, you do not.

Can I ride Metrolink or Amtrak for free?

No, the Youth Ride Free Program only lets you ride public buses in Ventura County.

Can paratransit users ride dial-a-ride services for free?

No, other than Valley Express and Camarillo Area Transit (CAT) dial-a-ride services, passengers will have to pay the full fare.

What if I already bought a pass, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no you cannot.

If I attend school in Ventura County, can I still ride free if I don’t live in the county?

Yes, you may ride free.

I live in Ventura County but attend a school outside the county; can I still ride the bus for free?

Yes, you may ride free.

Is this a school bus service?

No. Buses will only take students to predetermined fixed-route bus stops. Students can ride the bus to the stop nearest their school then walk or use alternate transportation.

Do I have to ride with an adult?

Only kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Any questions? Please call 1-800-438-1112 or submit comments through www.goventura.org.

Want to Advertise on the Trolley?

Full price for NON-Chamber members is $3300 a year.
Chamber members get the side for $2800 a year.
The discounted price for 2 years for CHAMBER Members is $5320 for 2 years
The discounted price for 2 years is NON-Chamber Members $6270 for 2 years
*Does not include price of signs or design.
Full price for NON-Chamber members is $2125 a year.
Chamber members get the side for $1800 a year.
The discounted price for 2 years for OJAI CHAMBER Members is $3420 for 2 years
The discounted price for 2 years is NON-OJAI Chamber Members $ 4037 for 2 years
*Does not include price of signs or design.

Click here for the Trolley Brochure and Contract

Looking for the Trolley Schedule?

Click here to access the Trolley Schedule

Important to Note:

  • The times given are departure times
  • Drivers do not carry change, please have exact fare
  • Discounted Trolley Tokens are available from the driver or at City Hall
  • Main transfer points between the Trolley and Gold Coast Transit (GCT), Monday through Friday occur at the Y Memorial Garden Stop and the Maricopa Hwy @ Von’s Stop. Main transfer points on the weekends occur at the Y Memorial Garden Stop and at the Woodland and Hwy. 33 Stop
  • The weekday schedule runs 2 Trolleys and the weekend schedule runs only 1 Trolley. Please see schedule for details.

Gold Coast Transit

Gold Coast Transit Bus route 16 provides service to downtown Ojai with stops at the Y, Blanche, Signal, and Park n’ Ride.  Click here to access the Current schedule on the Gold Cost Transit Website.

Gold Coast Access

ACCESS is origin-to-destination public transit for people with disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route bus service. ACCESS serves the city of Ojai and unincorporated areas of Ventura County. ACCESS provides service into and out of the Ojai Valley. For more information visit the Gold Coast ACCESS website or call (805) 485-2319.

Help of Ojai

HELP Transportion provides service to seniors and the disabled making trips within the Ojai Valley. HELP’s transportation makes it possible for seniors and the disabled to continue to do their errands and socialize. For more information visit the HELP Transportation website or the Transportation Coordinator, at (805) 646-5122.