Los Angeles

About the Travel Guide – Los Angeles is my hometown and this guide is for the foreign or domestic traveller who want to ditch the car and navigate this giant city by bus or train.

Getting Around Los Angeles

Los Angeles Metro Rail

The Los Angeles Metro Rail is an urban rail transportation system serving Los Angeles County, California. It consists of six lines, including two rapid transit subway lines (the Red and Purple lines) and four light rail lines (the Blue, Green, Gold and Expo lines) serving 93 stations. It connects with the Metro Busway bus rapid transit system (the Orange Line and Silver Line) and also with the Metrolink commuter rail system.

By the way LA Metro Buses are free except the trains

Metrolink is a commuter rail system in Southern California consisting of seven lines and 62 stations operating on 534 miles (859 km) of rail network. The system operates in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties, as well as to Oceanside in San Diego County. It connects with the Los Angeles County Metro Rail and Metro Busway system, the San Diego Coaster commuter rail and Sprinter light rail services, and with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight, Southwest Chief, and Sunset Limited intercity rail services.

As a good example of effective affordable travel, I spend $ 25 per week commuting around LA to meet my clients and to show people around with my LA Tour Company. 

Metrolink allows me to visit relatives all the way out in Riverside within an hour versus 2 hours on a bus. Metrolink on weekends is $10 all days and gets you to all the fun beach towns like San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Oceanside.