Directions, Parking and Transpo
Get Directions to the Expo from any Location
From the South:
From 110 North, transition to the 10 West and exit immediately from the left lane to Pico Blvd. The Pico offramp becomes L.A. Live Way. Turn right into the West Hall parking garage.
Alternate from the South:
From 110 North, exit at 9th Street. Turn right on Flower Street, right on 11th Street and left on L.A. Live Way. Turn left into the West Hall parking garage.
From the North:
From 110 South, exit at Olympic Blvd. Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Blaine and left on 11th Street. Make an immediate right on L.A. Live Way and left into the West Hall garage.
From the East:
From 10 West, transition to the 110 North (Downtown) and exit at Pico Blvd. The Pico off-ramp becomes L.A. Live Way. Turn right into the West Hall parking garage.
From the West:
From 10 East, exit at Grand Ave. Turn left on Olive Street and left on Pico Blvd. Turn right on L.A. Live Way and right into the West Hall parking garage.
Alternate from the West:
From 10 East, transition to the 110 North and exit at 9th Street. Turn right on Flower Street, right on 11th Street and left on L.A. Live Way. Turn left into the West Hall parking garage.
From Union Station:
By Metrolink Rail: Take the Metro Red Line. Exit at 7th Street then transfer to the Metro Blue Line (Long Beach). Exit at Pico Boulevard Station. Then walk one block west to Figueroa Street.
Commuter Express from Downtown Los Angeles:
Take route 413 - From Temple/Hill (Civic Center) to 11th /Figueroa Street (LACC).
Parking and Drop-off:
Passenger drop-off/Parking: If your passenger requires an elevator, enter the gates of the West Hall Parking Garage of the LACC at the traffic light on Pico Blvd. between Figueroa Blvd. and L.A. Live Way. Turn right and proceed to the attendant who will direct your passenger to the elevator and you to parking.
If you do not require an elevator, you may also enter the gates of the West Hall Parking Garage of the LACC from L.A. Live Way at the West 12th Street traffic light, which is between Chick Hearn Court and Pico Blvd. Proceed to the attendant who will direct your passenger to the drop-off location and you to parking.
Parking at the LACC is $25/entry and subject to change.
If you will be driving a conversion van taller than 7', special parking arrangements have been made. Please drive to the loading dock ramp on L.A. Live Way for accessible parking. The LACC is not able to accept motor homes in their parking lot.
If it is raining, click here for a new drop-off location.
Alternative Drop-off Location (ONLY IF IT IS RAINING)
If you are dropping off a passenger and it’s raining, we have arranged an alternative drop-off location that is covered.
- Proceed up truck ramp from LA Live Way as shown in the diagram below.
- Once you are on the loading dock, you will be directed to around the side of the building so that your passenger can be dropped off out of the rain.
- From there they can access the doors on the side of the building and proceed inside to the registration area at the front of West Hall A.
- Drivers will exit the loading dock via the down ramp and proceed to park. They can then meet up with their passengers in the registration area.
This scenario is only available in the case of rain. If it is not raining, please follow the instructions above.
Transpo to the Expo
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within Metro’s 1,433-square-mile transportation service area.
Besides operating over 2,200 peak-hour buses on an average weekday, Metro also designed, built and now operates 73.1 miles of Metro Rail service. The Metro Rail system consists of the Metro Red Line and Purple Line subways, and the Metro Blue, Green Line, and Gold Lines. In total, the Metro Rail system serves 70 rail stations stretching from Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal City and North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley, from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena and East Los Angeles, and Norwalk to El Segundo, and all points in between.
With 200 bus lines and five rail lines, Metro can take you just about anywhere in LA County. To get more detailed information, please turn on your computer and click on Metro.net, then “Rider’s Guide”.
Attending the Abilities Expo using public transportation is easy and convenient. If you live near a Metro Rail line, you can take the rail to the Blue Line, exit at Pico Station and head west. Pico Station is one block from the LA Convention Center. Several Metro bus lines service the Convention Center: Express Lines 439 and 442, Rapid Line 730, and Local Lines 30, 31 and 81. Additionally, eight other transit agencies pick up and drop off near the Center.
Walking/rolling directions from the Pico Station/Blue Line:
- Proceed north on Flower toward 12th Street (away from Pico)
- Turn left on 12th Street
- Cross Figueroa
- Proceed on accessible walkway that will take you near the Staples Center and to the West Hall A entrance, which is a straight shot from the 12th/Figueroa intersection.
Reduced Fare Passes
Metro's Reduced Fare Programs enable eligible applicants to obtain special TAP cards for reduced-rate fares and passes. For more information about eligibility and applications, visit metro.net.
TAP is a fare payment system used by Metro and many other regional transit agencies. TAP is a durable plastic card with an electronic chip inside that you can use again and again.
You can load your TAP card at TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line stations, Metro Customer Centers, and approximately 400 pass sales outlets.
For additional information about Metro’s Reduced Fare Program, visit metro.net; for more information about TAP, visit taptogo.net.