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Go Metro to USC Football

Go Metro to USC Football
  • Overview & Map
  • Game Day Tips
  • Directions
  • How to Buy a Pass

For fans heading to the Coliseum and the USC campus on game day, Go Metro. Metro’s bus and rail lines will help get you past the traffic and parking hassles and straight to the action.

To plan the trip that’s best for you, check the directions tab or use the
 Trip Planner.

Metro Service to the Coliseum

Metro Service to USC (Map)

Note: Metro will provide extra service on northbound Local Line 204 after games from the northeast corner of Vermont Av/Exposition Bl.

Riding the Expo Line

  1. Pay Before You Board
    •  $1.50 per boarding; $5 for Day Pass
    • Fares are sold on TAP cards; buy them at ticket vending machines or from a Metro representative
    • Tip: Load your TAP card in advance to avoid waiting in line
  2. Choose the Nearest Station
    • East side of Coliseum: Use Expo Park/USC Station
    • West side of Coliseum: Use Expo/Vermont Station
  3. Service runs approximately every six minutes before and after games

Riding the Silver Line

  1. Pay When You Board
    • Cash – $2.45 per boarding
    • Day Pass – $5, loaded onto a TAP card
  2. Use 37th St/USC Station
    • Elevated station is on the Harbor Fwy at 37th St, approximately two blocks north of the Coliseum
    • Service runs approximately every 20 minutes during the day and every 30-40 minutes in the evening
    • Extra service will be added in both directions before and after each game

While on Board

  1. Small coolers and picnic baskets are okay to bring on board, but please keep aisles clear
  2. Eating or drinking while in stations or on board Metro buses and trains is not permitted
  3. Please do not bring barbeque grills, flammable products or oversized items on board


  1. Obey all traffic signals and instructions from Metro staff
  2. Look both ways before crossing the tracks and street
  3. Stand back from the edge of the train platforms and curbs at bus stops

Fan & Customer Code of Conduct

Directions to the Coliseum

From Hollywood/North Hollywood

From Pasadena

From San Gabriel Valley

From East LA

From the Westside

From Mid-City

From the South Bay/LAX

From Long Beach

From Norwalk

From Orange County

All Metro passes and stored value are sold on TAP, a durable plastic card you can use again and again.

TAP cards can be purchased and reloaded four ways:

  • From any Metro Customer Center or from one of 400 sales locations throughout LA. For a map of sales outlets, click here.
  • Online at taptogo.net. New cards take approximately one month to arrive in the mail.
  • On-board buses (Day Passes only).
  • From TAP vending machines (TVMs) at Metro Rail stations. Follow the steps below to purchase or load a TAP card from a TVM.

Tip: Load your TAP card with a $5 Day Pass in advance of the game to avoid waiting in line for your return trip.

And if you’re attending more than one game, save time by loading Day Passes for future use onto your card, too.

Note that there is a one-time $1 fee for new TAP cards.

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