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There are many alternative forms of transportation with frequent stops near the Los Angeles Convention Center. The information below is provided as a resource for attendees who are planning their trips to Anime Expo.

Another option is to ride your bike! Bike racks are available in the East Garage of LA LIVE, located at Olympic Blvd and Francisco Street. If you ride down the ramp, racks can be found on the left.

LA DOT DASH

DASH, or Downtown Area Short Hop, is a service created by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) whose primary function is to provide a localized transportation service. This means if your bank is down a couple of blocks, you would just hop onto your local DASH bus and it will take you there.DASH currently operates over 30 routes covering Downtown Los Angeles and many outlying communities within the city.

If you would like to experience more of Los Angeles than just the Convention Center but you don’t have access to a car then DASH is for you. You can just hop on and it can take you to food, fun, and experiences and it’s only 50¢!

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LA Metro Rail

Metro Rail lines connect with other Metro bus lines covering a 1,400 sq. mi. area. Metro Rail lines run until 2AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

For directions, feel free to refer to the LA LIVE website.

Nearest Stations

1. Pico Station (Pico Blvd. and Flower St.)

LA Convention Center is one block west from this station.
The following lines stop at this station:

  • Metro Blue Line – Downtown LA to/from Long Beach, with connections to the Metro Green, Expo, Red, and Purple Lines.
  • Metro Expo Line – Downtown LA to/from Culver City, with connections to the Metro Blue, Red, and Purple Lines.

2. 7th St/Metro Center Station (7th St. and Figueroa St.),

LA Convention Center is 6 blocks south from this station, approximately 15 minutes walking distance.
The following lines stop at this station:

  • Metro Blue Line – Downtown LA to/from Long Beach, with connections to the Metro Green, Expo, Red, and Purple Lines.
  • Metro Expo Line – Downtown LA to/from Culver City, with connections to the Metro Blue, Red, and Purple Lines.
  • Metro Red Line – Downtown LA to/from North Hollywood, with connections to the Metro Blue, Expo, Purple, and Gold Lines, and the LAX Flyaway bus.
  • Metro Purple Line – Downtown LA to/from Koreatown, with connections to the Metro Blue, Expo, Red, and Gold Lines, and the LAX Flyaway bus.
  • Metro Gold Line – Pasadena to/from East Los Angeles via Union Station, with connections to the Metro Red and Purple Lines, and the LAX Flyaway bus.
  • Metro Green Line – Norwalk to/from Redondo Beach, with connections to the Metro Blue Line and LAX airport.

LA Metro Bus

Numerous bus routes from across the Los Angeles area service the Convention Center. Use the Metro Trip PlannerGoogle Maps, or contact Metro at (323) GO METRO to determine the best route for you.

The following bus lines either have a stop directly at the Convention Center or stop within walking distance. Maps and timetables are available on the Metro website. These buses connect with other Metro lines covering a 1,400 sq. mi. area.

  • Silver Line (910) – El Monte Station to/from Artesia Station via downtown LA, special fares apply, see Metro website for more details. Exit Figueroa and Pico.
  • Line 10 – West Hollywood to/from downtown LA via Melrose Ave. Exit Grand and 14th.
  • Line 14/37 – Beverly Hills to/from downtown LA via Beverly Blvd. Exit Grand and 14th or Grand and 11th.
  • Line 30/330 – West Hollywood, downtown LA, and Boyle Heights, via Pico Blvd., San Vicente Blvd., and 1st St. Exit Figueroa and Pico.
  • Line 33 – Venice, Culver City, and downtown LA via Venice Blvd. Exit Venice and Figueroa.
  • Line 70 – El Monte Station, Rosemead, Monterey Park, City Terrace, and downtown LA via Garvey Ave. Exit Grand and 11th.
  • Line 71 – Cal State LA to/from downtown LA. Exit Grand and 14th or Grand and 11th.
  • Line 76 – El Monte Station, San Gabriel, Alhambra, and downtown LA via Valley Blvd. Exit Grand and 14th or Grand and 11th.
  • Line 78/79/378 – Arcadia and Temple City, South Pasadena, Lincoln Heights, and downtown LA via Las Tunas Dr. and Huntington Dr. Exit Grand and 14th or Grand and 11th.
  • Line 81 – Eagle Rock, downtown LA, and South Los Angeles via Figueroa St. Exit Figueroa and Pico.
  • Line 96 – Burbank Station, Silver Lake, and downtown LA via Riverside Dr. Exit Grand and 11th or Grand and 14th.
  • Line 442 – Hawthorne to/from downtown LA via 110 Harbor Freeway, zone fares apply for freeway travel, see Metro website for more details. Exit Figueroa and Pico.
  • Line 460 – Disneyland, Buena Park, Norwalk, and downtown LA via 110 Harbor Freeway, zone fares apply for freeway travel, see Metro website for more details. Exit Figueroa and Pico.

AMTRAK

AMTRAK offers train service from beyond the Los Angeles area to Union Station, just minutes from the Los Angeles Convention Center. For service routes and schedules, visit amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL. Taxi service is available from Union Station to the L.A. LIVE campus.

Note: Amtrak passengers must purchase a separate ticket to ride the Metro Rail.

METROLINK

Metrolink operates train service within Southern California from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Orange, and North San Diego Counties. They now have special weekend passes for only $10 which includes free connections to Metro bus and rail lines that stop nearby. For train schedules and more information, please call (800) 371-5465 or visit metrolinktrains.com.

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