Metro Rider’s Guide

Whether you are visiting Los Angeles for the first time or making lifestyle changes to your daily routine, use this guide to get started on your car-free adventures around the city.

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How to Ride Metro Bus

Fares can be paid using cash (exact change) or a TAP card. Regular fare is $1.75 and is good for 2 hrs of unlimited transfers in one direction.

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Fare can be paid using cash (exact change) or a TAP card. Regular fare is $1.75 and is good for 2 hrs of unlimited transfers in one direction.

Metro system maps

Metro System Maps

Map of the Greater Los Angeles area with all Metro modes and lines. The system map includes all subway lines and bus routes.

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How to Ride Metro Rail

Metro rail refers to the A, B, C, D, E and L Lines (Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Expo and Gold) . There is a total of 93 stations in the system, each offering connections to Metro bus.

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Transit Schedules to and from the airport

Public transportation options to the Los Angeles (LAX), Long Beach (LGB) and Burbank (BUR) airports. Plan your trip Los Angeles Airport (LAX) To Union Station FlyAway: FlyAway offers service to

What Can I Bring On Board?

When riding Metro it’s ok to bring your Strollers, Luggage, Mobility Devices, Bikes. There is no eating or drinking allowed on platforms, trains and buses. Strollers Strollers are welcome on

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Riding with Children

Two children under the age of five can travel for free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail. Children age five and over must pay fare in order to

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Where can I park my car? Everything you need to know about parking at Metro stations and how to purchase parking passes.

Dodger Stadium Express

Go Metro to Dodger Stadium by connecting with the Stadium Express at two convenient locations – Union Station or the South Bay. Union Station is served by many Metro and

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Bike and Transit

Bikes are a great way to get to and from a transit stop. Integrating bicycling with public transit can greatly expand your travel range. Bike Map Bike Share PROMO Access 24

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Accessibility on Metro

Metro strives to ensure that its services are fully accessible to all of our customers, including those with disabilities.

Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility

There are limitless options when deciding how to get where you are going, and often combining several modes is your best option. As we focus our efforts on sharing the

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On the Move Riders Program

On The Move Riders Clubs located throughout LA County provide peer-to-peer training and outings for older adults to make mass transit a familiar and enjoyable means of independent travel.

U-Pass Program

Metro is partnering with a growing number of colleges to offer reduced fare to a broader range of college students. Participating colleges expedite the process by administering the U-Pass enrollment