Go Metro and Metrolink to the 2023 Rose Parade, Rose Bowl sport and Floatfest

Go Metro and Metrolink to the 2023 Rose Parade, Rose Bowl sport and Floatfest

The Event of Roses parade and Rose Bowl sport between Utah and Penn State takes place on Monday, January 2, this 12 months.

If you wish to skip the site visitors and parking hassles in Pasadena, Metro’s L (Gold) Line gentle rail practice can be utilized to achieve each the parade and sport.

Metrolink — which gives regional rail service to the L.A. metro space — can also be including early morning trains to assist riders get to the parade.

All the small print on journey are under.

Attending to the Rose Parade



L Line rail service begins round 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, and the parade begins at 8 a.m. The highest map exhibits the Metro Rail and Busway system. The underside map exhibits the Rose Parade route and the L (Gold) Line.

The L (Gold) Line stations closest to the Rose Parade route are:

  • Del Mar Station (stroll .3 miles north to the parade route on Colorado Boulevard)
  • Memorial Park Station (stroll .2 miles south to parade route on Colorado Blvd.)
  • Lake Station (stroll .4 miles south to parade route on Colorado Blvd.)
  • Allen Station (stroll .4 miles south to parade route on Colorado Blvd.)

To plan your transit journey, we advocate utilizing the Transit app.

A daily single-trip fare on Metro is $1.75 — or $3.50 round-trip —  and consists of two hours of free transfers. Extra on pay fare under.

There’s parking accessible at many Metro Rail stations. Some heaps are paid, some are free — remember to examine right here earlier than arriving on the station. When you plan to park at Los Angeles Union Station in downtown L.A., it’s $8 to park for the day.

If using from the East Los Angeles part of the L Line, the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station is closed because of development of our Regional Connector mission. A bus shuttle is operating between Pico/Aliso Station and Union Station.

Metrolink — which gives regional rail service to the Larger L.A. space– is providing early-morning practice service on Jan. 2 on 5 traces to assist riders attain the parade; all the information you want is right here. The $10 Metrolink Vacation Move consists of free transfers to the Metro buses and trains. Metrolink riders can switch between Metrolink and the L Line at Union Station. Comply with indicators —  the L Line platform is adjoining to the Metrolink platforms.

Attending to the Rose Bowl Recreation

Take the L Line to Memorial Park Station in Pasadena; then it’s simply a brief stroll to Parsons Parking Lot B for the free bus shuttle that drops you off subsequent to the stadium. The shuttle service begins at 10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and runs till two hours after the sport.

It’s additionally attainable to stroll to the stadium from the L Line’s Memorial Park Station. It’s about 1.5 to 2 miles every approach (relying on which gate you enter the stadium) and downhill to the stadium and uphill on the way in which again.

Recreation day parking on the Parson’s lot is $45 and parking close to the stadium begins at $50.

Attending to Floatfest by way of Metro

Floatfest happen after the parade — it’s an opportunity to see the floats closeup. Floatfest this 12 months is on the afternoon of Jan. 2 fand all day on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Metro is operating free shuttles between the L Line’s Sierra Madre Villa Station and Floatfest on each Jan. 2 and three. Shuttles are free with to these with a Floatfest ticket however common fares apply for L Line and Metro Bus traces serving Sierra Madre Villa Station.

For extra Floatfest info and to buy occasion tickets (solely accessible on-line) please go to to https://tickets.sharpseating.com/p/tickets11/occasions/floatfest-a-rose-parade-showcase

Buying Metro Fare

Load your fare on a reusable TAP card which will be bought in any respect Metro Rail and Busway stations.

Metro’s common one-way fare is $1.75 and our day cross is at the moment $3.50 — which is nice for all day. TAP playing cards price $2. Some tricks to pace your journey:

•Load your TAP card with $3.50 round-trip fare in saved worth when beginning your journey to keep away from lengthy traces at TAP merchandising machines after the occasion.

•Think about using the free TAP LA app that lets you use your Android or iPhone as a TAP card. To get the app for Android telephones, click on right here. To get the app for iPhones, click on right here.

•TAP playing cards can’t be shared; every individual will need to have their very own TAP card. Two youngsters 4 and below can journey free with every paying grownup.

Extra fare info will be discovered right here.


•You possibly can attain our safety group by telephone at 888.950.SAFE. Our Transit Watch app may also be used to report security issues and points. If it’s an emergency, name 911.

•Face masks aren’t required however advisable on Metro buses and trains.

Social Media

We’re on Twitter at @metrolosangeles, on Fb at @losangelesmetro and on Instagram at @metrolosangeles. When you’re headed to a Event of Roses occasion, share your pics with us!

We even have a separate feed on Twitter for service alerts at @metroLAalerts.