San Pedro has different forms of local transit for both the visitor and the resident. There is local bus service with the Metro (
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ) and the LADOT (City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation). The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line provides clean electric powered rail transport along the San Pedro Waterfront in beautifully restored vintage and replica Pacific Electric urban rail cars. The San Pedro Downtown Trolley is a free rubber tired trolley that covers Downtown San Pedro and the San Pedro Waterfront.
San Pedro's local transit links riders to an array of connections to the Greater Southern California Area with it's many attractions. The Metro has both local and express bus lines serving San Pedro and the Harbor Area. The LADOT operates both a local Dash San Pedro bus and Commuter Express Line 142 service to Long Beach. Both the LADOT and the Metro service operate 365 days a year including holidays. MAX is "a commuter bus service specifically designed to address the commuting needs of South Bay residents who work in the El Segundo employment center." "The MAX buses are equipped with air conditioning, airline style reclining seats, reading lights and overhead parcel racks."
Dash San Pedro starts at Western Avenue and 25th Street in San Pedro and covers a great portion of San Pedro with the line ending on Western Avenue at the Park Plaza Shopping Center (Western Avenue and Park Western Drive.). You can easily transfer between the Dash San Pedro and the Commuter Express Line 142 at several different points. the Dash San Pedro also has easy connections to the Metro bus lines 205, 246, 450, and 550. Dash San Pedro operates every 20 minutes in each direction on weekdays and Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays and holidays. The Dash San Pedro map, the Dash San Pedro schedule, and the Dash Fares.
Commuter Express Line 142 starts at Port O' Call with stops in San Pedro on both 7th and Gaffey Streets and ends at the Long Beach Transit Mall. The Long Beach Transit Mall has bus and light rail connections to both Los Angeles and Orange Counties as well as Long Beach. Transfers can be made to other Commuter Express routes and to/from most other fixed route transit services in LA County by buying a $.25 Interagency Transfer when you pay your Commuter Express fare. ($.10 for seniors/persons with disabilities.) Interagency Transfers are not valid on DASH. Some transfers may require an additional cash fare. Commuter Express Line 142 operates every 30 minutes in each direction to every hour in each direction 7 days a week. See the Commuter Express Line 142 schedule for exact times. Commuter Express Line 142 map and Commuter Express Line 142 fares
Metro Bus Line 205 runs from 13th and Gaffey Streets to the Imperial Wilmington Station at Imperial Highway and Wilmington Avenue in Watts/Willowbrook Area. There are connections to both the Green and Blue Metro light rail lines at the Imperial Wilmington Station. The frequency varies from every 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on the time of day and day of the week. See the schedule for exact times and list of connecting lines. . The Metro Bus Line 205 schedule and map are here. Metro Fare info.
Metro Bus Line 246 runs from Gaffey and Paseo Del Mar Streets to the Artesia Transit Center at 182nd St and the Harbor Freeway in the Gardena Area. There are connections to Torrance City Transit, Gardena Municipal Bus Lines, and the Carson North-South Shuttle buses. The are also connection to many Metro bus lines including Express Lines and the Los Angeles Metro Silver Line. The frequency of line 246 varies from every 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the time of day and day of the week. See the schedule for exact times and list of connecting lines. The Metro Bus Line 246 schedule and map are here. Metro Fare info.
Metro Express Bus Line 450 runs from 21st Street and Pacific Avenue to 5th Street and Beaudry Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. There are connections to the Red, Blue, Purple, and Expo Metro light rail lines at the 7th Street Metro Center as well as many local downtown bus lines. The Metro Express Bus Line 450 serves both the Catalina Express Terminal and the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Center through the Beacon Street Park and Ride Lot stop. The frequency varies from every 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the time of day and day of the week. See the schedule for exact times and list of connecting lines. The Metro Express Bus Line 450 schedule and map are here. .Metro Fare info.
Metro Express Bus Line 550 runs from 7th Street and Patton Avenue, in front of the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, to Expositon Park and USC in Los Angeles. There are connections to the Green Metro rail line at the Harbor Freeway Green Line station and to the Expo Metro line at the Expo Park/USC station. The frequency varies from every 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the time of day and day of the week. Weekends and Holidays the 550 line terminates at the Artesia Transit Center.. See the schedule for exact times and list of connecting lines. The Metro Express Bus Line 550 schedule and map are here. Metro Fare info.
Amtrak Bus Service From Bakersfield via Union Station in Los Angeles serves San Pedro several times a day with stops at the Catalina Express Terminal (SPD) and the Public Library (SPO), 931 S Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. Amtrak Bus schedule, map, and fare info.
Santa Barbara Airbus provides bus from Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria to the San Pedro (Port of Los Angeles) and Long Beach cruise terminals via LAX. Bus service operates only on cruise ship arrival or departure dates. Schedule, map and fare information.
Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line
The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line has a separate web page with information, schedule and map located here
San Pedro Downtown Trolley
The San Pedro Downtown Trolley has a separate web page with information, schedule and map located here
Transportation Assistance Programs
Access Services is "The consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) for Los Angeles County". "Access is the service name of the ADA Complementary Paratransit service for functionally disabled individuals in Los Angeles County. Access transportation service is available for any ADA paratransit eligible individual to any location within ¾ of a mile of any fixed bus operated by the Los Angeles County public fixed route bus operators and within ¾ of a mile around METRO Rail stations during the hours that the systems are operational." (Quotes from Access Services web site)
Cityride "is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride participants reduced costs for the purchase of City of Los Angeles permitted taxi rides or Cityride Dial-A-Ride services." (Quote from Cityride web site)
Culver City Bus information, schedules and maps
Gardena Municipal Bus Lines information, schedules and maps
LADOT Transit Services information, schedules and maps
Long Beach Transit information, schedules and maps
MTA information, schedules and maps
Metro Trip Planner Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Shows how to take bus or rail transport between any two points in Southern California. Excellent Resource!
Orange County Tranportation Authority information, schedules and maps
Palos Verdes Transit Authority information, schedules and maps
Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (Blue Bus) information, schedules and maps
Torrance Transit information, schedules and maps