With AX 2019 coming up fast, we want to help you make sure your AX experience goes as smoothly as possible, even down to the logistics! Make sure to check out our Transportation page for more details!
Please take note of the following transportation updates:
LA Metro New Blue Improvements
Metro is making improvements. The Blue Line and Expo Line will be out of service in downtown LA during Anime Expo. Bus shuttles will replace rail service. For more information on the bus shuttles and their stop locations, visit the Blue Line shuttles or the Expo Line shuttles info page.
For specific directions traveling to and from the Convention Center:
Bus Shuttles available Monday through Friday:
- 860 Express ($1.75 or free w/ TAP transfer); hours: 5am-7:30pm
- 863 Select ($1.75 or free w/ TAP transfer); hours: 5am-10am, 3pm-7:30pm
- 864 Local (free); Mon-Thurs: 4am – 1:30am, Fri: 4am -2:30am
- 856 Local (free): Mon-Th: 4am-1:30am, Fri: 4am-2:30am
Bus Shuttles available Saturday and Sunday:
- 860 Express ($1.75 or free w/ TAP transfer); hours: 10am-6pm
- 864 Local (free); hours: Sat: 4am – 2:30am, Sun: 4am-1:30am
- 856 Local (free); hours: Sat: 4am – 2:30am, Sun: 4am – 1:30am
Learn more about the project at metro.net/NewBlue.
Little Tokyo Shuttle
Make sure you save some time to visit Little Tokyo while you’re in town! A free shuttle will run from the LA Convention Center to Little Tokyo from July 4-6.
- Dates: July 4, 5, & 6
- Hours: 12pm – 8pm
- Shuttle Stops:
- LA Convention Center – Metro Bus Stop On W Pico Bl (Figueroa & Pico)
- Little Tokyo – In front of Miyako Hotel Los Angeles (328 E 1st St)
Hotel Shuttle Schedule
Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the Los Angeles Convention Center and the following hotels:
|Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown||3||Curbside on Los Angeles Street|
|Freehand Los Angeles||3||Curbside on Olive Street at 8th Street|
|Hilton Checkers Los Angeles||2||On Grand Avenue at Bus Stop|
|Hotel Figueroa||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|Hotel Indigo Los Angeles||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown||1||Walk to Westin Bonaventure – 4th Street Entrance|
|JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|Kawada Hotel||3||Curbside on Hill Street at 2nd Street|
|Luxe City Center Hotel||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|Millennium Biltmore Hotel||2||Across street on Grand Avenue at Bus Stop|
|Miyako Hotel Los Angeles||3||Walk to the DoubleTree – Curbside on Los Angeles Street|
|Omni Los Angeles Hotel||2||Curbside in front on Olive Street|
|Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel||2||Curbside on Hope Street|
|The Historic Mayfair Hotel||4||Curbside on 7th Street|
|The LA Grand Hotel||1||Walk to Westin Bonaventure – 4th Street Entrance|
|The Line Hotel||4||Curbside on Normandie Avenue|
|The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles||N/A||Walk to the Los Angeles Convention Center|
|The Standard Downtown Los Angeles||2||Walk to the Millennium Biltmore – On Grand Avenue at Bus Stop|
|Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites||1||4th Street Entrance|
*Kawada – walk to DoubleTree – Curbside on Los Angeles Street during street closures due to July 4th celebration.
|HOURS OF SERVICE|
|DATE||SERVICE HOURS||SERVICE EVERY|
|Wednesday, July 3rd||10:00 am – 3:00 am||20-60 minutes|
|Thursday, July 4th – Saturday, July 6th
24 hours per day service
|7:00 am – 7:00 am||20-60 minutes|
|Sunday, July 7th||7:00 am – 10:00 pm||20-60 minutes|
| Schedule may vary due to traffic & weather conditions.
Last bus leaves from hotel 30 minutes prior to end time with no return service.
Transportation managed by: Production Transport
Note: This is a preliminary shuttle schedule and is subject to change.
Please check the signage in your hotel lobby, upon your arrival in Los Angeles, for the most current information.
Anime Expo 2019 will run from July 4 through July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on July 3, 2019.
For more information about attending AX, check out our How to Attend guide.