Transportation

 

20,000 parking spaces available within a 10 minute walk

 

Parking is available at the Los Angeles Convention Center, LA LIVE, and at nearby privately operated lots. Parking at private lots will cost an estimated $10-30 per day, depending on how close the lot is located to the convention center. To help you plan your trip to Anime Expo, here is a parking availability tool.

Please be aware that parking rates vary and are subject to change. Anime Expo does not endorse or control rates or policies at any of these parking locations.

 

Los Angeles Convention Center Public Garage Rates

The following rates and hours apply to parking garages associated with the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Handicapped parking and motorcycle parking are also subject to the same fees.

  • Day 0 (July 4): TBA
  • Day 1 (July 5): TBA
  • Day 2 (July 6): TBA
  • Day 3 (July 7): TBA
  • Day 4 (July 8): TBA

LA Live

All information below is from the LA Live website.

West Garage (Lot W, Gate B – Enter on Chick Hearn Ct.)
  • Recommended by LA LIVE for events lasting 3½ hours or more.
  • Flat rate:
    $10-$30 (depending on the event) payable upon entrance. Valet service is available for an additional fee
West Garage (Lot W, Gates E & F- Enter on Georgia St. and turn on West Road)
  • Timed parking rates:
    $5= First 2 hours
    $5= Each additional ½ hour (or fraction thereof, $25 maximum)
  • Flat rate:
    $15= Cars entering after 9:00 p.m.
  • Validation:
    One validation per vehicle allowed. Validation is provided by some establishments/restaurants in LA LIVE, please confirm prior to arrival.
EAST GARAGE (Lot E – Enter on Olympic Blvd)
  • Timed parking rates:
    $5= First 2 hours
    $10= Each additional ½ hour (or fraction thereof, $30 maximum)
  • Flat rate:
    $15= Cars entering after 9:00 p.m., except Valet Level P2
  • Valet Service:
    Valet service is available on Level P2 from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. daily. There is a $5 service charge, in addition to regular timed rates.
  • Validation:
    One validation per vehicle allowed. Validation is provided by some establishments/restaurants in LA LIVE, please confirm prior to arrival.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Parking is available at the following locations:

  • In the P1 level of the East Garage located at Olympic Blvd. and Francisco St. Ride down the ramp, racks are located to the left.
  • On the South side of STAPLES Center near the Los Angeles Convention Center at Gilbert Lindsey Plaza.

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There are a total of sixteen (16) Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in the two parking facilities on the L.A. LIVE campus. The West Garage has 8 charging stations and is located at 1005 W. Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90015. The East Garage has 8 charging stations and is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015.

EV charging spaces are conveniently located near the pedestrian access points of the garages. Please note that there is a fee for charging; the charging rate is $1 per hour for the 1st 4 hours, $3 per hour thereafter. Please see the kiosk prior to use.

L.A. LIVE is on the Chargepoint Network.

Complimentary shuttle service between the Los Angeles Convention Center and the following hotels is provided for AX attendees who show a valid badge upon boarding.

If you are leaving from the Los Angeles Convention Center, all shuttles can be boarded outside at location TBD.

Info/Schedule

Shuttle Hours of Operation

Date Service Hours Service Every
July 4 (Day 0) TBA TBA
July 5 – July 7 (Day 1-3) TBA TBA
July 8 (Day 4) TBA TBA


Schedule may vary due to traffic & weather conditions.

Last bus leaves from hotel 30 minutes prior to end time with no return service.

For Shuttle Information & Special Assistance: TBA
Please call at least 60 minutes prior to pick-up.

Hotel Route Boarding Location
TBA TBA TBA

Public Transportation

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.

LADOT 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¢!

More information

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 Station

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.

Taxis & Car Services

The following information is provided as a resource for Anime Expo attendees and was pulled directly from the respective websites. Anime Expo does not endorse or control rates or policies of any of the services listed below.

Taxi

There are nine franchise taxi operators in the City of Los Angeles who operate more than 2300 taxis. Be sure before boarding any taxi in the city of Los Angeles that you look for the official City of Los Angeles Taxicab Seal. Taxicabs bearing this seal are insured, have trained drivers and are regularly inspected by the City of Los Angeles. Any cab without the seal is a bandit cab with no legal authorization to operate in the City. Read below or visit TaxiCabsLA.org more information about the City of Los Angeles authorized taxi companies, their telephone numbers, and service areas.

To estimate your fare, feel free to use Taxi Fare Finder. Taxis can be hailed using the RideYellow app, with the help of hotel staff, at the convention center, or by calling them at any of the numbers below.

To reach LADOT customer service regarding complaints or commendations, please call 1-800-501-0999.Metered Rates (as of 7/16/11 from TaxiCabsLA.org)

All Passengers Ride for Price of One:

  • $2.85 Flag drop (First 1/9th mile).
  • $0.30 For each additional 1/9th mile ($2.70 per mile).
  • $0.30 For each 37.0 seconds waiting time and/or traffic delay ($29.19 per hour).
  • $46.50 Flat fare for trips between LAX and downtown.
  • $4.00 Surcharge for all trips originating at LAX.
  • $15.00 Minimum fare for trips originating at LAX (In addition to the $4.00 surcharge)
Taxi Companies & Phone Numbers

Bell Cab
(888) 235-5222 or (800) 666-6664
Comments/Complaints: (800) 830-0551

Beverly Hills Cab Company
(310 or 800) 273-6611 or (800) 398-5221
Comments/Complaints: (310) 837-0260, Ext. 225

L.A. Checker Cab
(800 or 888) 300-5007 or (323) 654-8400
Comments/Complaints: (310) 330-3720

City Cab
(818) 252-1600 or (888) 248-9222 or (800) 750-4400
Comments/Complaints: (818) 252-1670

Independent Taxi
(323) 666-0050 or (800) 521-8294
Comments/Complaints: (323) 666-0050

United Independent Taxi *$10 Minimum Card Charge*
(323) 653-5050 or (310) 821-1000 or (800) 822-8294
Comments/Complaints: (213) 483-7669, Ext. 3068

Yellow Cab
(310 or 213) 808-1000 or (800) 200-1085 or (877) 733-3305
Comments/Complaints: (310) 715-1968

Uber

About: “Get a taxi, private car or rideshare from your mobile phone. Uber connects you with a driver in minutes.” For more information, rates, fare estimation, please visit Uber’s website.

Uber Services:

  • UberX: The least expensive Uber service. Drivers use their own everyday cars to give you a ride. Seats 4 riders.
  • UberXL:Seats at least 6 passengers. An UberXL car will be an SUV or a MiniVan. Higher fare price than UberX.
  • UberPlus: A luxury sedan that seats up to 4 riders. Expect a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc with a leather interior, allows you to split the fare within the app.
  • UberPOOL: Share your ride with another person and split the cost. Only available in LA, SF, NYC, and Paris. Read more.
  • Black Car: Uber’s ‘executive’ luxury service. Your driver will be a licensed livery driver and pick you up in a luxury sedan or SUV. Higher fare price than UberPlus.

Lyft

About: “Download the Lyft app for iPhone or Android, and get a friendly, affordable ride within minutes. Just tap a button, and you’ll get picked up by a Lyft driver. When the ride ends, the app automatically charges your saved credit card. No need to carry cash! ”

For more information and fare estimation, please visit the Lyft website.

At times of high demand your fare may be subject to a ‘Prime Time’ multiplier to keep vehicles available. The multiplier, if any, will be communicated to you at the time of your ride request. Applicable tolls and surcharges may also be added to your fare.

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