Not everyone gets to fly over the city in a sleigh, but free Metro rides certainly make the journey to loved ones much smoother during the holidays.
There will be free service on all Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) buses and rail lines on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This is an annual Metro tradition where free rides are provided aims to help Angelenos reach their holiday destinations safely. That means no drunk driving, no parking fees, no traffic jams, no expensive Uber rides, and essentially free party buses.
No fares will be collected on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 2, according to the announcement. On New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2022, no fares will be collected starting at 9 p.m. through Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 2 a.m.
As part of the New Year’s Eve celebration, there will be no overnight rail service or enhanced rail service on New Year’s Eve, December 3. The normal weekend bus and train schedules will apply, and trains will run approximately every 20 minutes after 8 p.m., and the last trains will depart around midnight. All Metro Rail stations in the city with latched gates will be unlatched throughout the evening.
From December 24, 2022, through January 1, 2023, Metro Bike Share will offer free 30-minute rides. You can redeem your ride by selecting the ‘1-Ride’ option at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online, or in the Metro Bike Share app. The promo code 010123 can be used multiple times throughout the day but you will need a credit or debit card to redeem your free ride.
On Monday, January 2, the Tournament of Roses Parade will be held in Pasadena. The Parade will end after which floats will be displayed near Victory Park. The Metro system will provide shuttle services from Sierra Madre Villa L Line (Gold) Station to the viewing area after the parade. On Tuesday, January 3, floats will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shuttle buses will operate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information and the latest Metro schedules, you can visit https://mybus.metro.net/.
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