Our Routes

The Lion Express is open 7 days a week! We offer our routes depending on what day of the week it is, with Saturdays being our busiest day of operations when we offer routes to local beaches. Our routes on Monday through Thursday offer crucial locations that students may need to visit on a daily basis, such as grocery stores like Trader Joes and the Westfield Mall. Please see below for in-depth descriptions of our various stops and check our Lion Express Schedule for a complete list of when you can expect to be dropped off and picked up from each location.

Individual Stops

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) (Everyday Stop)

We offer both drop off and pick ups from LAX every day. Please have your airline ready when making your reservation so we know where to pick you up from.

NOTE: Hours are subject to change around school breaks. Please check back often for special hours!


Playa Vista (NEW!)(Everyday Stop)

Starting in Fall of 2016, the Lion Express will offer trips to The Runway at Playa Vista, which includes a variety of different shops and entertainment options, such as Whole Foods and Cinemark Movie Theater! This brand new shopping area in Playa Vista has a wide variety of different options for food, fun, and more! Visit the website for The Runway for information on all of the shops offered there!

Where we Stop: Sol Mexican Cuisine

Manchester & Sepulveda (Everyday Stop)

The closest stop to LMU campus, Manchester and Sepulveda offers a wide variety of stores and restaurants to try, including Trader Joes, Ralph's, Starbucks, Panera Bread, and

Brooklyn Water Bagel!

Where We Stop: Trader Joe's


Westfield Mall (Everyday Stop)

One of the largest malls in Los Angeles, the Westfield Mall is a popular destination for LMU freshman looking for fun, food, and a quick shopping trip!

Where We Stop: Food Court/Target Side Parking Lot

Learn more about this stop at the Westfield Culver City website!


Waterside Shopping Center (Everyday Stop)

Close to Marina Del Rey, Waterside offers some of the most popular resturaunts and stores that LMU students love, such as Mendocino Farms, Chipotle, California Pizza Kitchen,

and The Counter!

Where we stop: The Counter

Learn more about this stop at the Waterside Pavilion website!


Maxella Shopping Center (Thursday-Sunday)

The intersection of Maxella and Lincoln offers a variety of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance, including Pavilion's, Yardhouse, Panda Express, Barnes & Noble,

Tender Greens, and more!

Where we stop: DSW Shoes


Howard Hughes Center (Thursday-Sunday)

This outdoor shopping center includes both food and fun, including Dave and Buster's, Buffalo Wild Wings and a Cinemark movie theater.

Where we stop: Souplantation

Learn more about this location at the Howard Hughes Center Website!


Venice Beach Pier (Saturdays)

One of our most popular destinations, Venice Beach is known around the globe for its eccentric people, places, and food.

Where we stop: Washington & Pacific Avenue


Santa Monica / Third Street Promenade (Saturdays)

This stop has everything an LMU student could want off campus! A huge cluster of shops and food are situated on the famous Third Street Promenade,

and the stop is a quick walk to the Santa Monica pier.

Where we stop: Loading zone between 2nd and 3rd street.

Learn more about this location at the Third Street Promenade website!


Abbot Kinney (Saturdays)

Abbot Kinney is a trendy street near Venice Beach with many boutiques, shops, and more!

Where we stop: Abbot Kinney and Electric Ave.

Learn more about this location at the Abbot Kinney website!