Transportation in Pasadena

Pasadena is an invitingly walkable community, but it also features a smart, streamlined transit system. Shuttles, buses, and light rail can take you anywhere in the city and to landmarks in the greater Los Angeles area. Go visit the Norton Simon Museum by day and catch an evening Lakers game at the Staples Center. And don’t forget that four regional airports service visitors to Pasadena daily.

Get to and around Pasadena and neighboring Los Angeles areas trouble-free, thanks to close proximity and convenient transit options.


Pasadena Arts Bus
Pasadena ARTS Bus
The ARTS buses travel between Old Pasadena, South Lake Avenue, and the Playhouse District. They are easily recognizable by their colorful depictions. Stops are designated throughout the city by a pink triangle marked “ARTS.”
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Foothill Transit Authority
Foothill Transit Authority
These buses serve the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys.
Base fare is $1.25.
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Metro Rail - Metro Bus
Metro Rail/Metro Bus
The metro Gold Line services Pasadena to Union Station in downtown L.A. with connections to other lines. Metro bus service runs throughout Los Angeles County. Base fare is $1.50.
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Pasadena Taxi Cabs
Taxi Cabs
City Cab - 626-584-1000, 888-248-9222
United Taxi - 626-768-4999, 800-822-8294
Airports & Airport Transportation
Driving Distances

The Gold Line is a 13.7 mile light rail line within the Los Angeles-area Metro Rail network that transports passengers from Pasadena to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Take it to connect to other Los Angeles rail lines or Amtrak. Trains operate daily and include six stops to Pasadena. Purchase tickets from self-service ticekt vending machines at Metro Rail stations. Cost is $1.50 one way.

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