Metro Maps & Getting Around

Join Us in Discovering LA by Metro

Passengers check illuminated Metro System Map in the Metro station

Illuminated Metro System Maps are found in the Metro stations.

You do not need a car to enjoy Los Angeles!

We’ll help you avoid the stress of traffic and parking.

Riding the LA Metro light rail/subway is an easy, stress-free way to get around LA with no traffic and parking hassles. For tourists and locals alike, it is an economical way to see LA. Many popular tourist destinations and LA attractions are near Metro rail stations. And each station has its own flair with unique public art.

To start, scroll down this page or click on one of the links:

Getting To and From LAX by Metro

Metro Maps to Help You Plan Your Adventure

Use Metro Line Maps to Focus Your Travel Plans

Metro Red Line     Metro Purple Line     Metro Gold Line

 Metro Blue Line     Metro Green Line

Metro Expo Line

Getting To and From LAX by Metro

There are several options for getting to and/or from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Metro. The best route depends on your location and/or destination in Los Angeles. Studying the Metro System Map below (and using Google Maps, or other mapping techniques) will help you determine your best plan.

At the Aviation/LAX Station, artist Richard Turner’s living room installation celebrates the exuberance of mid-century modern American design and the expansive optimism of the 1950s aerospace industry. Waiting for their trains, passengers are shielded from the wind by glass screens printed with quotations from Beat Generation writers.

If you are coming from or going to a destination on the Green Line or the southern end of the Blue Line, we suggest using the free shuttle to and from the Metro Green Line Aviation/LAX station. To go from LAX to the Metro Rail Green Line Station, travelers should board the LAX Shuttle “G” under the blue LAX Shuttle & Airline Connections sign above the Lower/Arrivals Level islands in front of each terminal. Going to the airport, this shuttle is on the ground level of the Metro Green Line Aviation/LAX station. Remarkably, the shuttles coordinate with the arrival of the Metro light rail trains.

If you are coming from or going to a destination off the Red/Purple or Gold Lines or the northern end of the Blue Line, the LAX FlyAway® bus (currently $7 one-way) to and from Union Station is more convenient. The FlyAway service operates from Bus Stop 9 at the Patsaouras Transit Plaza, on the east (Vignes St.) side of Union Station, and stops at every LAX terminal. Dropoffs are on the Upper/Departures Level, and pickups are from the Lower/Arrivals Level islands in front of each terminal under the green FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans sign. There are also LAX FlyAway buses to and from Irvine, Van Nuys, and Westwood; fees vary.

Of course, there are numerous commercial shuttles and taxis. All are more costly than taking the Metro, but they may be easier in some cases. Use your best judgement for what suits your needs.

Hint: Study the Metro System and Line Maps to plan your route. Our Riding Metro 101 page explains the fares and transferring between lines.

Metro Maps to Help You Plan Your Adventure

Metro Systems Map

Metro System Map shows all light rail lines plus two express bus lines.

Any journey begins with a desired destination and a known starting point — so where are you and where do you want to go? The system overview map at left will help you see the big picture, and the individual line maps below will help you focus. (Click on each map to enlarge it, then click on the full size numbers above the enlarged map to further enlarge it.)

The Metro Duo will show you LA via the Metro light rail/subway’s Red, Purple, Gold, Blue, Green, and Expo Lines. Our blog menu on the right lists many events and popular destinations, and each post has a map showing the proximity to the nearest Metro station.  Riding Metro 101, our page on riding, will explain the fares.

Note: the Orange and Silver Lines are express bus lines and are not covered by this website. We also do not include information on Metrolink, useful commuter rail lines, and Amtrak, the national railroad lines.

Schedules and fares for all lines should be checked before beginning your journey.

Hint: Use Google Maps and the Metro station street locations to orient yourself. Our Riding Metro 101 page explains the fares and transferring between lines.

Use Metro Line Maps to Focus Your Travel Plans

Metro Red Line

Map of Red Line which goes from Downtown LA Union Station to North Hollywood.

The Red Line goes from Downtown LA Union Station to North Hollywood.

The Metro Red Line goes between North Hollywood and Union Station in Downtown LA.  Many attractions of interest to tourist and locals are found along this line: Olvera Street (Union Station); Disney Concert Hall (Civic Center Station); El Capitan Theater and Hollywood & Highland Center (Hollywood and Highland Station); Pantages Theater (Hollywood and Vine Station); MacArthur Park (Westlake/MacArthur Park Station); and Universal Studios (Universal City Station).

The Red Line is a subway and is entirely underground.

Metro Red Line Station Locations (with bike and car parking information):

Union Station
(transfer to Gold Line)
801 N. Vignes St., Los Angeles 90012
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
Union Station –
8 Bike Rack Spaces
Gateway
– 16 Bike Rack Spaces/32 Bike Lockers

Commemorating the first neon sign in the United States, which was posted around the corner from Pershing Square in 1924, neon artist Antonakos created “Neons for Pershing Square,” a series of twelve neon sculptures suspended from the station’s ceiling.

Civic Center (Disney Concert Hall)
101 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90013
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
10 Bike Rack Spaces
10 Bike Lockers

Pershing Square (Central Library)
500 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90013
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
4 Bike Rack Spaces

7th St/Metro Center
(transfer to Blue and Expo Lines)
660 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017

Westlake/MacArthur Park (MacArthur Park)
660 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles 90057
18 Bike Rack Spaces
Kiss & Ride Drop-off

Wilshire/Vermont
3191 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90005
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
8 Bike Rack Spaces
16 Bike Lockers

Vermont/Beverly
301 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90004
14 Bike Rack Spaces

Vermont/Santa Monica
1015 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90029
18 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Vermont/Sunset
1500 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90027
10 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Hollywood/Western
5450 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028
36 Bike Rack Spaces
2 Bike Lockers

Hollywood/Vine (Hollywood)
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90038
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
26 Bike Rack Spaces (Future Bike Room)

Hollywood/Highland (Hollywood)
Hollywood Blvd./Highland Ave., Hollywood 90028
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)

Universal City (Universal Studios)
Lankershim Blvd./Universal Terrace Pkwy., North Hollywood 91608
Free On-site Parking – 779 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 125 Spaces

16 Bike Rack Spaces
30 Bike Lockers
Kiss & Ride Drop-off

North Hollywood
Lankershim Blvd./Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood 91601
Free On-site Parking – 803 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 298 Spaces

95 Bike Rack Spaces
44 Bike Lockers

Metro Purple Line

Map of the Metro Purple Line which goes from Downtown Union Station to Mid-Wilshire area.

The Metro Purple Line goes from Downtown Union Station to Mid-Wilshire area.

The Purple Line shares all but two stops with the Red Line. The Purple Line is a subway line and is entirely underground.

Metro Purple Line Station Locations — not shared with Red Line (with bike parking information):

Wilshire/Normandie
3510 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90005

Wilshire/Western
3775 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90005
8 Bike Rack Spaces
16 Bike Lockers

Metro Gold Line

Map of the Metro Gold Line which runs between Pasadena and East Los Angeles.

The Metro Gold Line runs between Pasadena and East Los Angeles.

The Metro Gold Line is a multicultural adventure running between Pasadena and East Los Angeles, with 21 stations having multiple attractions for tourists and locals, including Chinatown, Little Tokyo (and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA), and Mariachi Plaza.

The Metro Gold Line is a light rail line that runs above ground except at two underground stops (Mariachi Plaza and Soto Stations) and two partially underground stops (Memorial Park and Del Mar Stations). The Gold Line tracks are elevated in the center of the 210 Freeway for part of its route in Pasadena — at the Sierra Madre Villa, Allen Ave., and Lake Ave. Stations.

Metro Gold Line Station Locations (with bike and car parking information):

Sierra Madre Villa
149 N. Halstead St., Pasadena 91107
Free On-site Parking – 950 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 60 Spaces
10 Bike Rack Spaces

Allen (Pasadena City College)
395 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena 91106
28 Bike Rack Spaces

A linear field of California golden poppies spring from the spine of the East Los Angeles Civic Center station’s canopies as part of the installation “Through the Looking Glass or Traveling at the Speed of Light (Rail)” by Clement Hanami.

Lake
340 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91101
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 100 Spaces
18 Bike Rack Spaces

Memorial Park (Old Town Pasadena)
125 E. Holly St., Pasadena 91103
8 Bike Rack Spaces
16 Bike Lockers

Del Mar
230 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91105
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 290 Spaces
26 Bike Rack Spaces (Bike Room)

Fillmore
95 Fillmore St., Pasadena 91105
Free On-site Parking – 131 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 16 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces

South Pasadena (Mission)
905 Meridian Ave., South Pasadena 91030
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 118 Spaces
14 Bike Rack Spaces

Highland Park
151 N. Avenue 57, Los Angeles 90042
8 Bike Rack Spaces
16 Bike Lockers

Southwest Museum
4600 Marmion Way, Los Angeles 90065
6 Bike Rack Spaces

Heritage Square
3545 Pasadena Ave., Los Angeles 90031
Free On-site Parking – 129 Spaces
4 Bike Rack Spaces

Lincoln/Cypress
370 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles 90031
Free On-site Parking – 89 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 5 Spaces
10 Bike Rack Spaces

Chinatown
901 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012
6 Bike Rack Spaces

Union Station 
(transfer to Red/Purple Lines)
801 N. Vignes St., Los Angeles 90012
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
Union Station – 8 Bike Rack Spaces
Gateway –
16 Bike Rack Spaces/32 Bike Lockers

Little Tokyo/Arts District
200 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90012
12 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Pico/Aliso
1311 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90033
12 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Mariachi Plaza
1831 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90033
12 Bike Rack Spaces
8 Bike Lockers

Soto
2330 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90033
12 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Indiana
210 S. Indiana St., Los Angeles 90063
Free On-site Parking – 43 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Maravilla
4520 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022
12 Bike Rack Spaces
8 Bike Lockers

East LA Civic Center
4780 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022
20 Bike Rack Spaces

Atlantic
5150 E. Pomona Blvd., Los Angeles 90022
Free on-site parking – 413 spaces
6 Bike Rack Spaces
8 Bike Lockers

Metro Blue Line

Map of the Metro Blue Line which runs between Downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The Metro Blue Line runs between Downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The Metro Blue Line runs between Downtown Los Angeles at the 7th/Metro Center (near 7th St. and Figueroa) and Long Beach. LA Live/Staples Center is next to this line at the Pico Station. LA Trade Tech College is at the Grand Station.  Watts Towers are a short walk from the 103rd Street Station. Much of the line goes through industrial and residential areas.

The Blue Line is underground at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station only. Parts of the Blue Line are elevated, but most of the route is at street level, requiring this light rail line to stop for traffic at times.

Metro Blue Line Station Locations (with bike and car parking information):

7th St/Metro Center
(transfer to Red/Purple and Expo Lines)
660 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017

Pico (LA Live/Staples Center) (transfer to Expo Line)
1236 S. Flower St., Los Angeles 90015

Grand (LA Trade Tech College)
331 ½ W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles 90015

San Pedro
767 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles 90021

Washington
1945 Long Beach Ave., Los Angeles 90021

Vernon
4421 Long Beach Ave., Los Angeles 90021

Slauson
5585 Randolph St., Los Angeles 90032
4 Bike Rack Spaces

At the Compton station, Eva Cockcroft’s ceramic tile murals celebrate contributions of various ethnic groups (African American, Latino, and Samoan) to the Compton area. Two triangular tiled columns emphasize family and are captioned with thoughts from Compton residents. Twelve panels above the platform benches depict Compton past and present.

Florence
7225 Graham Ave., Los Angeles 90002
Free On-site Parking – 103 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 12 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces

Firestone
8615 Graham Ave., Los Angeles 90002
8 Bike Rack Spaces

103rd St
  (Watts Towers)
10100 Grandee Ave., Los Angeles 90002
Free On-site Parking – 62 Spaces

Willowbrook
(transfer to Green Line)
11611 Willowbrook Ave., Los Angeles 90059
Free On-site Parking – 975 Spaces
36 Bike Rack Spaces
6 Bike Lockers

Compton
275 Willowbrook Ave., Compton 90220
4 Bike Rack Spaces

Artesia (Crystal Casino)
1920½ Acacia Ave., Compton 90220
Free On-site Parking – 292 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 76 Spaces
8 Bike Rack Spaces

Del Amo
20220 Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles 90220
Free On-site Parking – 351 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 15 Spaces
10 Bike Rack Spaces
7 Bike Lockers

Wardlow
3420 N. Pacific Pl., Long Beach 90802
Free On-site Parking – 82 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 10 Spaces
8 Bike Rack Spaces
14 Bike Lockers

Willow
2750 American Ave., Long Beach 90806
Free On-site Parking – 879 Spaces
Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 20 Spaces
16 Bike Rack Spaces
14 Bike Lockers

Pacific Coast Highway (Long Beach City College)
1798 N. Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90813

Anaheim
1290 N. Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90813

5th Street
598 N. Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90802

1st Street

108 N. Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90802
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)

Transit Mall
(bus transfer point for attractions, including Aquarium and Queen Mary)
128 W. 1st St., Long Beach 90802
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
Bike Rack/Lockers

Pacific
498 Pacific Ave., Long Beach 90802
Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)

Metro Green Line

The Map for the The Metro Green Line which runs down the center of the 105 Freeway from Norwalk to Redondo Beach

The Metro Green Line runs down the center of the 105 Freeway from Norwalk to Aviation/LAX.

The entire route of the Metro Green Line is elevated and runs in the center of the 105 Freeway between Norwalk and Aviation/LAX Stations, where it connects to LAX via free shuttle bus. This line goes through residential and industrial areas and is predominately a commuter line (with ample parking at most stations).

Metro Green Line Station Locations (with bike and car parking information):

Norwalk
12901 Hoxie Ave., Norwalk 90650
Free On-site Parking – 2050 Spaces
48 Bike Rack Spaces
40 Bike Lockers

Lakewood
12801 Lakewood Ave., Downey 90241
Free On-site Parking – 545 Spaces
22 Bike Rack Spaces
12 Bike Lockers

Working with local children, artist Joe Sam created “Hide-n-Seek,” a giant figural game located amid the freeway support columns at this elevated station. Throughout the two levels of the Willowbrook Station (which is the intersection of the Metro Blue and Green Lines), large, vibrantly colored metal cutout figures appear to be playfully engaged in this game.

Long Beach
11508 Long Beach Blvd., Lynwood 90262
Free On-site Parking – 650 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces

Willowbrook
(transfer to Blue Line)
11611 Willowbrook Ave., Los Angeles 90059
Free On-site Parking – 975 Spaces
36 Bike Rack Spaces
6 Bike Lockers

Avalon
11667 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles 90067
Free On-site Parking – 158 Spaces
8 Bike Rack Spaces

Harbor Freeway
11500 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90048
Free On-site Parking – 253 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces

Vermont
11603 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90048
Free On-site Parking – 155 Spaces
8 Bike Rack Spaces

Crenshaw
11901 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne 90303
Free On-site Parking – 513 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Hawthorne
11230 S. Acacia St., Inglewood 90304
Free On-site Parking – 623 Spaces
4 Bike Rack Spaces

Aviation/LAX (free shuttle to LAX)
11500 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles 90045
Free On-site Parking – 405 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces
20 Bike Lockers

Mariposa
555 N. Nash St., El Segundo 90245
4 Bike Rack Spaces

El Segundo
2226 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo 90245
Free On-site Parking – 90 Spaces
4 Bike Rack Spaces
7 Bike Lockers

Douglas
700 S. Douglas St., El Segundo 90245
Free On-site Parking – 30 Spaces
6 Bike Rack Spaces
4 Bike Lockers

Redondo Beach
2406 Marine Ave./5301 Marine Ave., Redondo Beach 90278
Free On-site Parking – 403 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces
5 Bike Lockers

Metro Expo Line

The Metro Expo Line runs between Downtown LA at 7th Street/Metro Center and the Culver City-adjacent La Cienega/Jefferson.

The Expo Line shares two stations with the Blue Line – 7th Street/Metro Center and Pico. It opened on Saturday, April 28, 2012, with ten stations between Downtown LA at 7th Street/Metro Center and the Culver City-adjacent La Cienega/Jefferson. Two additional stations opened on June 20, 2012: the Culver City station at Venice and Robertson Blvds., which extends the line a mile further west, and the Farmdale station, which serves Dorsey High School –  for a total of 12 Expo Line stations in Phase I. Phase II, which is under construction, will not open for several years and will extend the Expo Line to Santa Monica.

Metro Expo Line Station Locations (with bike and car parking information):

7th St/Metro Center  (transfer to Red/Purple and Blue Lines)
660 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017

Pico (LA Live/Staples Center) (transfer to Blue Line)
1236 S Flower St., Los Angeles 90015

23rd St
2460 S Flower St., Los Angeles 90007
Bike Racks Available

Metro Expo Line stations share common design elements, including undulating grids overhead.

Jefferson/USC
3214 S Flower St., Los Angeles 90007
10 Bike Rack Spaces

Expo Park/USC
661 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90089
10 Bike Rack Spaces

Expo/Vermont
1043 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
10 Bike Rack Spaces

Expo/Western
1573 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90018
Bike Racks Available

Expo/Crenshaw
3428 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90018
Nearby Free Parking (Independent)
5 Bike Rack Spaces

Farmdale
4420 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90016
Bike Racks Available

Expo/La Brea
5060 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90016
20 Bike Rack Spaces

La Cienega/Jefferson
5664 W Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles 90016
Free On-site Parking – 476 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces
8 Bike Lockers

Culver City
8804 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232
Free On-site Parking – 586 Spaces
Bike Racks Available


Passengers rush between trains.

Passengers rush between trains.
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