Getting Around

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15 Jan 2024

Despite LA’s status as an epicenter of technology, its transportation system is lacking and the city is one of the most congested in the world. If you must commute, try to avoid the hours of 7–9 AM and 4–7 PM. While the Metro subway system functions well, it’s not an expansive network and you may need to rely on buses or other options to reach some neighborhoods. The Metro Trip Planner on is a helpful resource. Metro Express passes are $1.75 per trip, $7 for a day pass and $25 for a week pass. Uber and Lyft rideshare services are popular and affordable, and escooters and ebikes are ubiquitous. Buses and Amtrak trains run from Union Station to San Francisco and many other cities, and Los Angeles International Airport’s connectivity to global cities makes LA one of the most attractive business locations in the world.