Ride Metro for free on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Don’t let traffic ruin your holidays! Go Metro to the fancy parties, cozy family gatherings or that little year-end getaway…and don’t forget:

All Metro Bus and Rail lines will be free to ride on the nights of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This means no fare will be charged on Christmas Eve from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Christmas morning and from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

All Metro Rail stations with latched gates will be unlatched during this time. Metro will also run 24-hour rail service on New Year’s Eve, as well as enhanced service for the Rams vs. 49ers game at the L.A. Coliseum. We’ll have more information on that in a separate post.

Metro Bus and Rail will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day — both fall on Mondays this year. This means that bus lines that do not operate on Sundays will not run on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day this year.

Additionally, some Metro Bus lines may be impacted by detours due to holiday events. Check out Metro’s Planned Service Advisories page to see if your line will be detouring and for detailed bus routes.

Wishing you all safe and happy travels as we close in on 2018!

7 replies

  1. I don’t mind Metro offering free holiday rides to members of the general public. But those who buy a 30 day pass in December should have the price of the pass reduced by the price of a couple of rides. Those of us who consistently support Metro year round deserve as much of a discount as people who usually don’t ride Metro. Metro’s management treats us in an insulting manner by not giving us a discount.

    • How about considering that Metro LA is already cheap? I’ve traveled a lot domestically and internationally and nowhere have I seen single trip fares under $2 (here I’m assuming that lower price translates to the monthly pass as well, but you can try to prove me wrong).

    • No, if you’re taking more than 60 trips in one month the pass has paid for itself, and I really wish people in LA county would stop complain in about the Fare Prices here, cause if anything the Fare should be $2 like pretty much everywhere else.

      Also, the taxpayers paid for those free rides on X-mas eve and NYE the same way they paid for you to buy your 30-day pass at a subsidized price, and so to them I say thank you.

      • Let’s also not forget all much potential costs will be passed onto taxpayers like you and the rest of us when drunk drivers create havoc on the streets (not to mention lost lives too). Metro LA is doing us all a favor!

  2. Well some people must be flowing with cash these days smh but many of us struggle to even eat or pay rent here in Los Angeles so maybe consider those people if you have lots of money to not agree about getting a discount on their 30 day pass. Must be nice.