While the metro isn't always a good option to visit the main tourist attractions, it is a useful and quick way to make long-distance journeys.
The Los Angeles metro is made up of 6 lines, although it's expected to be extended in the next few years.
- Blue line: 7th Street/Metro Center to Downtown Long Beach (North to South).
- Expo Line: 7th Street/Metro Center to Santa Monica (East to West).
- Gold line: APU/Citrus College to Atlantic (North to South).
- Green line: Redondo Beach to Norwalk (West to East).
- Purple line: Wilshire/Western to Union Station (West to East).
- Red line: North Hollywood - Union Station (North to South).
The Los Angeles Metro Rail runs approximately from 4:30 am to 1:30 am, although the schedule varies depending on the line and day of the week. The frequency of trains is approximately between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the time.
To use the metro you need to buy a TAP card, which costs around 1 to 2 dollars (depending on where you buy it), and which can be topped up as many times as you want. You can only buy one card per person.
|Ticket Type||Regular||Seniors over 62|
|1 journey||US$ 1.75||US$ 0.75|
|1 day||US$ 7||US$ 2.50|
|7 days||US$ 25||-|
Children under 5 travel for free.