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Metro Parking

Whether you’re catching a bus or train, or meeting a carpool or vanpool, Park & Ride lots can make your commute easier. Metro offers convenient Park & Ride locations county-wide.

Metro Park & Ride lots by line

Free or Paid

Most of Metro’s Park & Ride lots include both free and paid reserved spaces. Free spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for transit users. Metro also has reserved monthly parking at select locations and paid daily parking at the most high demand stations.

Metro Partners with Getaround to provide new, affordable personal car sharing service at key Metro parking lots.

View Getaround car share spaces at Metro Parking facilities at


Metro offers monthly parking permits at select stations. Three different permits are available for purchase, depending on your need: METRO Monthly Permit, CARPOOL Monthly Permit, and the FLEX Permit. All parking permits can be purchased online.

To purchase a permit, you will need the following:

  1. Vehicle Information (make, model, color and license plate number)
  2. TAP Card number
  3. A valid Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover

Your license plate is your parking permit. There’s no need to print a temporary permit or display any decals on your vehicle.

Some parking facilities are in high demand and sell out quickly. If your desired facility is sold out, continue with the permit registration process to be placed on the waiting list.

Purchase Monthly Parking/Account Log In

METRO Monthly Permits

METRO monthly permits are great for frequent transit riders. METRO permits allow parking access to permit holders 365 days per year at anytime during the day. As a permit holder, you can bypass the daily parking fee kiosk or mobile app and proceed directly to your train or bus.

METRO Monthly Parking Permit Rate by Station

Line Station Monthly Cost Permit Times
Blue Line Florence $25.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Artesia $25.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Del Amo $25.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Wardlow $25.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Willow $25.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Expo Line 17th st/SMC $59.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 9AM
Expo/Bundy $49.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Expo/Sepulveda $39.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
La Cienega/Jefferson $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Gold Line Atlantic $29.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Indiana $39.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Lincoln/Cypress $25.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Heritage Square $20.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Fillmore $29.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Lake Avenue $28.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Sierra Madre $29.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Arcadia $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Monrovia $39.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Duarte $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Irwindale $59.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Azusa Downtown $59.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Green Line Norwalk $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Lakewood $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Crenshaw $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Aviation/LAX $59.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Red Line North Hollywood $59.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Universal City $55.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Silver Line El Monte $39.00 No Time Restriction - Use 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Orange Line Balboa $20 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM

Monthly permit eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a transit patron
  • Use transit a minimum of 10 calendar days per month

For questions about monthly parking permits, please contact Joe’s Auto Parks at .

CARPOOL Monthly Permits

CARPOOL permits are available at selected locations for a discounted rate. Transit patrons must register a minimum number of vehicles and TAP cards to be eligible for the CARPOOL permit.

CARPOOL permits are a great way to save money on monthly parking and support a greener environment!

CARPOOL Monthly Permit Rate by Station

Line Station Monthly Cost
Expo Line 17th st/SMC $45.00
Expo/Bundy $25.00
Expo/Sepulveda $25.00
La Cienega/Jefferson $45.00
Gold Line Atlantic $20.00
Monrovia $25.00
Irwindale $25.00
Azusa Downtown $25.00
Green Line Norwalk - Coming Soon! $25.00
Lakewood - Coming Soon! $25.00
Aviation/LAX - Coming Soon! $25.00
Red Line North Hollywood $45.00
Universal City $45.00
Silver Line El Monte - Coming Soon! $25.00

CARPOOL permit eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 carpool participants
  • Each participant must be a transit patron
  • Each registered TAP card must ride transit a minimum of 10 calendar days per month
  • One registered vehicle parked at a time

FLEX Permits

FLEX permits are designed for transit patrons that ride the system less frequently than 10 days per month. FLEX permit holders can utilize the designated Paid Permit parking spaces in selected facilities.
The process is simple:

  • Pre-register as a FLEX permit holder
  • Park in the Paid Permit space
  • Pay for parking on your mobile phone using the Metro Parking app or
  • Ride transit

FLEX Permit Locations

Line Station Zone
Blue Line Florence 101
Artesia 106
Del Amo 107
Wardlow 108
Gold Line Heritage Square 305
Lake Avenue 307
Sierra Madre 308
Orange Line Balboa 406

FLEX permit eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a transit patron


Metro offers paid daily parking at selected locations. To pay, users will need their license plate and TAP card.

Payments for parking can be made in any of the following ways:

  • In-person at a pay kiosk
  • By using the Metro Parking mobile app payment option
  • Online by going to

Parking kiosk locations are different for each facility but are generally located along pedestrian walkways, ground level near the elevator lobby or in the station plaza.

Metro Parking is available on Google Play and the App Store .

Daily Parking Rate & Zone by Station

Station Transit Public Zones
Expo Line
17th st/SMC $3.00 N/A 501
Expo/Bundy $3.00 N/A 502
Expo/Sepulveda $3.00 N/A 503
La Cienega/Jefferson $3.00 N/A 504
Gold Line
Atlantic $2.00 $3.00 for 3 hours, Available daily after 11 am 301
Monrovia $3.00 $3.00 daily, Available Weekdays after 6 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday 311
Irwindale $3.00 N/A 313
APU/Citrus $3.00 N/A 315
Arcadia $3.00 N/A 309
Duarte $3.00 N/A 312
Indiana $2.00 N/A 303
Green Line
Norwalk $3.00 N/A 601
Lakewood $3.00 N/A 603
Crenshaw $3.00 N/A 610
Aviation/LAX $3.00 N/A 613
Hawthorne/Lennox $3.00 N/A 611
Red Line
North Hollywood $3.00 N/A 203
Universal City $3.00 N/A 201
Silver Line
El Monte $2.00 N/A 701

NoHo Station and Parking Lot Closure (July - October)

Metro is converting its entire fleet of buses to zero emission buses. This transition to electric buses will provide a cleaner, quieter fleet and significantly lower environmental impacts.

Orange Line North Hollywood West Parking Lot Closure

Starting Monday, July 22, Metro is installing new bus charging station at the Orange line North Hollywood west parking lot through October 31, 2019. The parking lot is temporarily closed during this time. For alternative parking, please use the north, south or east parking lots at North Hollywood Station that are accessible from Chandler Boulevard or Cumpston Street.

Orange Line Riders – relocated pick-up/drop-off location

Starting Sunday, July 28, the Orange Line North Hollywood bus terminal will be temporarily closed through October 31, 2019. The pick-up/drop-off locations will be relocated to the following:

  • Pick-up location: northwest corner of Lankershim and Chandler.
  • Drop-off location: southeast corner of Lankershim and Cumpston.

See image below for Orange Line and Red line connection. Metro Red Line will operate on a normal schedule.

Orange Line and Red line connection

Contact Us

For questions please contact us at: 800.464.2111 or

Azusa Downtown Parking Permits

Monthly parking permits will now be required in all sections of the Azusa Downtown parking structure as of July 1, 2019. Monthly permits can be purchased at LA Metro Permits .

Arcadia and Duarte to Implement Paid Parking

To help manage parking for Metro riders, the Arcadia and Duarte/City of Hope Station parking lots will transition to paid parking on Monday, June 3, 2019.

The daily parking rate will be $3 per day for transit patrons riding with a valid TAP card.

For those transit patrons looking for no cost parking near these stations, free parking is available at the Metro Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station.