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Anime Expo | Los Angeles Anime Convention

 

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 2024 Public Parking 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.

  • West Garage - Entrance on LA Live Way and on Pico Blvd.
    • Premium Event Parking $30.00
  • South Garage - Entrance on Convention Center Drive
    • Premium Event Parking $30.00
  • Venice Garage - Entrance on 15th Drive
    • Premium Event Parking $30.00

2024 PREMIUM PARKING DATES: January 20-22, July 4-7, July 25-28, October 4-6, and November 20-December 1. 

All LACC parking garages open at 4:30 AM. There is no overnight parking available.

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:
    $40 payable upon exit. Valet service is available for an additional fee. Unfortunately, valet service is not available unless previously arranged with the event services team.
West Garage (Lot W, Gates E & F- Enter on Georgia St. and turn on West Road)
  • Timed parking rates:
    $10= First 2 hours
    $10= Each additional ½ hour (or fraction thereof, $40 maximum)
    $40 whole-day from 4:30am to 9pm, payable upon exit
  • 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:
    $10= First 2 hours
    $10= Each additional ½ hour (or fraction thereof, $40 maximum)
  • Flat rate:
    $15 for Cars entering after 9:00 p.m. and exiting before 4:30am, payable upon exit
  • 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. Valet service is not available unless previously arranged with the event services teams.
  • 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 Southside 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.

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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

Go Metro to the LA Convention Center by connecting to the A, E, or J Line and exiting at Pico Station. The Convention Center is just one block west from this station. Numerous Metro bus lines across LA County also service the Convention Center. To plan a trip on your phone or computer, popular and easy tools include Google MapsApple Mapsthe Transit appthe Moovit app and metro.net.

Metro Bike Share stations are also available at the following locations:

  • Figueroa & 11th
  • Figueroa & Pico
  • Pico & Flower

1-Ride Metro Bike Passes are just $1.75 for each 30 minutes and can be purchased online, through the Metro Bike Share app or at any Metro Bike Share kiosk.

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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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