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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 more than 150 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 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 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Expo/Sepulveda $39.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 9AM
La Cienega/Jefferson $59.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Gold Line Atlantic $29.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 11AM
Indiana $29.00 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
Monrovia $39.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Irwindale $39.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Azusa Downtown $39.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Green Line Norwalk - Coming Soon! $39.00 Coming Soon!
Lakewood - Coming Soon! $39.00 Coming Soon!
Crenshaw - Coming Soon! $59.00 Coming Soon!
Red Line North Hollywood $59.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Universal City $55.00 Monday - Friday 4AM - 10AM
Silver Line El Monte $39.00 N/A
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 Indiana 303
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 number.

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 Permit Rate by Station

Line 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, 302, 316
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
Green Line Norwalk - Coming Soon! $2.00 N/A 601, 602
Lakewood - Coming Soon! $2.00 N/A 603, 604
Crenshaw - Coming Soon! $3.00 N/A 610
Aviation/LAX - Coming Soon! $3.00 N/A 613
Red Line North Hollywood $3.00 N/A 203, 204, 205, 206
Universal City $3.00 N/A 201
Silver Line El Monte $3.00 N/A 701, 702, 705, 706

The El Monte parking facility will now have monthly parking permits starting May 2018.

May permit sales will begin on April 24, 2018, at 10 am PST . Permits are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits can be purchased online at .

El Monte permit holders are not restricted to park in a certain area and may park in any available parking space in the transit patron area.

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