Getting Here and Getting Around

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San Pedro Visitor Center
By Automobile
San Pedro is located at the southern end of the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110). The freeway exits onto Gaffey Street, which runs completely through town as a major north-south thoroughfare. Interstate 110 connects to a number of freeways to the north.

From Long Beach and points east, State Route 47 (Ocean Blvd.) connects to San Pedro across Terminal Island via two bridges. Exit at Harbor Blvd. off the Vincent Thomas Bridge for the Waterfront, or continue on to Gaffey Street.

From the South Bay beach cities, take Pacific Coast Highway south to I-110 southbound into San Pedro.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project (crossing between Terminal Island and Long Beach) and traffic issues related to construction of a new bridge

By Air
Long Beach Airport (LGB)is approximately 11 miles (driving time 18 minutes) from San Pedro.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)is approximately 17 miles with a driving time of 30 minutes.

Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA) is approximately 34 miles (driving time 43 minutes).
Driving times will vary depending upon traffic conditions

Click on the airport name/abbreviation for current flight arrival and departure status

By Airport Shuttle
Several companies offer shuttle service to and from Southern California airports. The recent average rate to or from San Pedro to LAX by shuttle is $30 and $27 to or from Long Beach. (These rates are subject to change and may vary.)

San Pedro has a Downtown Trolley
The Downtown Trolley operates between the Fanfare Fountain, Ports O’ Call Village (shopping and dining area), CRAFTED, Cabrillo Beach, DoubleTree Hotel, and Downtown. It generally operates noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Click the image for information about the trolley and current schedule

Commuter Express line 142 has direct service to Long Beach Transit Center where you can catch the Blue Line that travels to downtown Los Angeles and connects to most rail lines that run throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Click on the map for timetable information and details about riding on Commuter Express line 142

NOTE: The Blue Line is undergoing construction. The project began in January, 2019 and will last for eight months.
In the second phase of construction, now going on, trains do not run between 103rd St. and the 7th Street/Metro Center station. The Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station (in the middle of the route) will be closed for the entire eight months of construction.

Two stations along the downtown stretch of Metro’s Expo Line are closed until September for construction work related to the Blue Line project. The Expo Line platforms at 7th Street/Metro Center and the Pico station are closed. Expo Line trains heading toward Downtown Los Angeles are stopping at the L.A. Trade-Tech College/Ortho Institute station. Passengers taking the train from Downtown to Santa Monica must board at the LATTC/Ortho Institute station.

Free Route 856 shuttles run seven days a week, following the Expo Line’s normal schedule while the stations are closed.

Other shuttle buses serve passengers between the closed sections during the construction project.

The Silver Lineoffers express bus service directly from San Pedro to Downtown Los Angeles and onward to El Monte in the San Gabriel Valley.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates a DASH bus line around San Pedro. Dash lines operate until early evening.

Click on the map for timetable information and details about taking the DASH buses

For schedules and routes on the Southern California bus and rail system, visit
Click here for the Metro system map

Metro Route 205 between LA Waterfront and Rosa Parks Station
Click here for a map and timetable

Metro Route 232 between Downtown Long Beach and LAX City Bus Center via Wilmington, Harbor City, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo
Click here for a map and timetable

Metro Route 246 between Pt. Fermin and Harbor Gateway Transit Center
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Metro Route 344 between Palos Verdes Drive South and Harbor Gateway Transit Center
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Metro Express Route 450 between 21st/Pacific and Downtown Los Angeles
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Metro Route 550 between Little Company of Mary Hospital (7th/Patton) and Exposition Park
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Route 910/950X Silver Line/Silver Line Express between Pacific/21st Street and El Monte Station (with stops in Downtown Los Angeles)
Click here for a map and timetable

Metro Rail System Map
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Palos Verdes Transit Authority
The Palos Verdes Transit Authority provides bus services around the Palos Verdes Peninsula, to San Pedro, and as far north and west as Redondo Beach
Click here for the Palos Verdes Transit trip planner

Metro Bike Share
Offering bike rentals (with lots of free options). Eleven bike share stations in the Harbor area. Click here for info on Metro Bike Share with stations throughout the Harbor area

Lime Bikes
Look for the green bikes on many corners throughout San Pedro. Use your smartphone to unlock the bike. First ride is free. Click here for more info and to get the app

Click here for info on Metro fares and passes

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