The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) transports passengers via subway trains, light rail and buses. Metro Rail is LA’s rapid transit rail system, with six lines serving 80 stations across LA County. Metro Rail connects Downtown LA, Hollywood, Westside, Culver City, the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, East LA, the Beach Cities and Long Beach. Three types of bus service are available in LA: Metro Local, Metro Rapid and Metro Express. Browse LA Tourism’s guide to the Los Angeles public transit system.
One of the best ways to explore Los Angeles is to take in the sights by car. LA’s freeways are essential for navigating the city, so get to know major routes such as Interstates 405, 10, and 5. Iconic Hollywood Boulevard and the legendary Sunset Strip are home to many of LA’s top landmarks, attractions, restaurants, clubs and hotels. Wilshire Blvd. stretches from Downtown LA to the Westside, while some of LA’s best views can be enjoyed on scenic drives along Pacific Coast Highway and Mulholland Drive. Fill ‘er up and hit the road with LA Tourism’s guide to driving in LA!
Los Angeles is known for its car culture, but its bike paths welcome a growing number of bicyclists. To help bicyclists explore LA, Metro offers options for riding on the Metro Rail and bus. Twice a year, CicLAvia opens miles of city streets to pedestrians and bicyclists. The area’s most popular bike path starts in the Pacific Palisades and continues to Redondo Beach. LA county’s longest bike path is the San Gabriel River Trail; other bike paths include Ballona Creek and the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area. Pedal your way through Los Angeles with LA Tourism’s guide to the best bike paths!
Los Angeles is one of the best cities in the country to visit for those with disabilities. Los Angeles International Airport provides various services for the disabled, including ground transportation and wheelchair services. All Metro Rail lines are accessible to persons in wheelchairs, while Metro buses are equipped with automatic wheelchair lifts. LA’s most popular attractions provide disabled access, including elevators and ramps, wheelchair seating at sports venues, and various services at theme parks. Find out more about how visitors with disabilities can experience the best of LA.