Downtown is the central hub for the Los Angeles transport system.
Los Angeles Rapid Transit Rail System currently has five lines over 79.1 miles with 70 stations and 23 more stations under construction. Last year, it provided over 350,000 daily boardings.
- Blue Line connects Downtown LA to Downtown Long Beach
- Red Line connects Downtown LA to North Hollywood
- Green Line connects Redondo Beach and Norwalk (closest line to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Gold Line connects East to Pasadena
- Purple Line connects Downtown LA to Koreatown and Midwilshire
LA Metro’s website allows you to plan your trip and gives information on schedules and fares. Handy pocket guides are available in multi-languages such as, Spanish, Japanese, and Tagalog and can be picked up at any Metro station. Timetables listing the Metro systems 200 rail and bus lines are also available online or as a pocket guide. Rapid Transit Rail times vary by line but some start from as early as 4:00am (or earlier) to as late as 1:30am (or later). Trains are accessible to wheelchair bound passengers. Bicycles are allowed but restricted to off peak times.
- Base fair for each boarding: $1.50, Transfers are not available.
- Metro Pass: $6.00 for a daily, $20 for a weekly and $75 for a monthly pass.
- EZ Transit Pass – Travel on 24 different public transport carriers: $84
- Two children under 5 travel free with a fare-paying parent.
- Tickets must be bought in advance at the stations self-service ticket vending machines.