How To Go Metro To Dodger Stadium
It's opening day for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which means Vin Scully Avenue (née Elysian Park Avenue) is about to get a whole lot more crowded. Don't feel like braving traffic or sitting in your car? Fear not, for there are multiple ways to Metro it to L.A.'s favorite stadium.
Dodger Stadium Express
Metro operates the Dodger Stadium Express, a dedicated bus that offers service to and from Dodger Stadium from both Union Station and the South Bay. The Stadium Express is free to all ticket-holders (those without a ticket will pay regular one-way fare of $1.75 from Union Station, or $2.50 from the South Bay.
Union Station: The Dodger Stadium Express leaves Union Station every 10 minutes, starting 90 minutes before the game and continuing through the third inning for all home games. You can board near the Mozaic Apartment complex on the Alameda Street side of Union Station. Return service runs until 45 minutes after the final out or 20 minutes after a post-game event. There are two Dodger Stadium exits: behind Center Field and at the Top Deck. Service will pick up at the same stops after the game.
You can take the Red, Purple or Gold Line to Union Station (or Blue and Expo Lines, just switch to one of the aforementioned three at 7th Street/Metro Center Station), along with Metrolink and any number of buses. Parking at Union Station is $8.
South Bay: Buses run every 20 minutes starting two hours before game time, with the last bus leaving Harbor Gateway Transit Center at game time. Return service begins after the end of the seventh inning, with the last bus departing 45 minutes after the final out or 20 minutes after a post-game event. You can board at any of the following stations: Slauson, Manchester, Harbor Freeway, Rosecrans, or Harbor Gateway Transit Center (Bay 9). Dodger Stadium drop off is behind right field.
No. 2 and 4 Buses
The 2 and 4 buses travel down Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard (the 4 continues onto Sunset where Santa Monica Boulevard ends near Sunset Junction), respectively. Both buses have stops on Sunset at Vin Scully Way, a slightly uphill but still relatively short quarter-mile walk from the entrance to Dodger Stadium. At their western terminus, you can hop on the 2 and 4 toward Dodger Stadium in Santa Monica or at Pacific Coast Highway (and anywhere in between). Both bus lines can also be taken west to Dodger Stadium from downtown Los Angeles.
The Gold Line
Headed to the stadium from Pasadena, East Los Angeles, Azusa, or other areas served by the Gold Line? You can head to Union Station and hop on the Dodger Stadium Express from there. Or, if you don't mind a short walk, you can get off at the Chinatown Station and stroll to Dodger Stadium from there. The walk from the Chinatown Gold Line Metro stop at the intersection of Alameda Street and College Street to Dodger Stadium is about three-quarters of a mile.