The WAVE - Dial-A-Ride

Operating since 1987, the WAVE is a Senior and Disabled curb-to-curb Dial-A-Ride service operating through a cooperative partnership between the City of Redondo Beach and the City of Hermosa Beach.  The WAVE provides convenient, inexpensive shared-ride transportation to destinations within Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach and designated satellite facilities in adjacent communities of Manhattan Beach and Torrance. Call (310) 802-7684 for a free introductory trip.

Vehicles are powered by CNG (compressed natural gas) and equipped with wheelchair lifts.

WAVE Eligibility
Senior Citizens: age 62+
Disabled Riders: individuals of any age with impairment or disability. Show proof of disability, such as a Medicare Card, CA Department of Motor Vehicles Disabled ID card, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) disabled reduced fare card, or physician's letter verifying permanent or temporary disability.

Register for a WAVE Identification Card  (WAVE ID Card  application process is temporarily suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.  Transit Division offices are closed to the public until further notice.)
Residents of Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach must complete an application.  Call (310) 937-6660 or visit Redondo Beach City Hall, Door 2, at 415 Diamond Street.  Registration applications may be mailed to City of Redondo Beach, c/o Transit Division, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach CA  90277.  

To download the application:

Dial-A-Ride WAVE Identification Card Application  (WAVE ID Card  application process is temporarily suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.  Transit Division offices are closed to the public until further notice.)

WAVE Fares One-Way Within Hermosa Beach or Redondo Beach
Senior (age 62+) and Disabled $1.00 each
Senior or Disabled Groups (3 or more passengers) $0.75 each
(Fare collection is not being enforced until further notice due to COVID-19. The City of Redondo Beach will subsidize the WAVE fares using COVID-19 Relief Federal Funding.)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Holidays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day)

To schedule a trip call the WAVE Dispatch
6:00am to 8:30pm, 7 days a week
(310) 802-7684

Be Ready to Provide: 
Pick-up address
(2) Destination address
(3) Number of passengers traveling
(4) Any required assistance

Trips Available
Now call for a pick-up within 30 minutes, depending on demand
Same Day call for a pick-up within two hours, depending on demand
Reservation make a reservation 7 days in advance
Subscription schedule pick-up for same time daily or weekly
Group 3 or more passengers traveling from the same origin to the same destination pay a reduced fare.
Request group service for 5 or more at least 24 hours in advance.

Service Areas
All rides must begin or end in Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, or at one of the satellite locations.

Rules for Riding the WAVE

  • Be curbside and ready to board when the vehicle arrives since it may only wait 3 minutes
  • Have exact fare
  • Tipping is prohibited
  • Plan for slightly longer travel times since rides are shared
  • Maximum 4 shopping bags per person allowed
  • Cancellations must be made no later than 2 hours prior to scheduled pick up times
  • Patrons who accumulate 3 no-shows within a 90-day period may be subject to suspension of service

Contact Us
To make a suggestion or file a complaint about a ride or dispatching the WAVE,
call (310) 802-7684
TDD (424) 212-4299 
or Email Beach Cities Transit