The 2017 World Series, after five heart-stopping and improbable games, will likely go down in the history books as one of the best ever. We literally can’t even imagine what’s in store for Game 6 (other than the outcome: an Astros loss) and Game 7.
Crowds and traffic will be huge for both games. Tuesday, of course, is also Halloween — traditionally a big ridership night for Metro. So there should be plenty of traffic on local streets. Whether taking the Dodger Stadium Express from Union Station or Harbor Gateway, please arrive early.
Also, this: the Union Station garage is expected to fill for both games. The last spaces were gobbled up about 3 p.m. for last week’s games and will likely go even earlier for Games 6 and 7. Either arrive at Union Station early in the day or consider taking transit to Union Station, with the Gold Line and the Red/Purple Line subway being good options.
As for getting to the ballpark…
From Union Station:
- Board near the Mozaic Apartment complex on the Alameda Street side of Union Station.
- Service leaves Union Station every 10 minutes, starting two hours before game time through the third inning for all home games.
- You can exit inside Dodger Stadium at one of two stops – behind Center Field and at the Top Deck. Service will pick up at the same stops after the game.
- Return service runs until 45 minutes after the final out.
Union Station is the primary transit hub for the region and is served by the Metro Red/Purple Line subway, the Metro Gold Line, the Silver Line, numerous Metro Bus lines, Amtrak and Metrolink. Please click here for Metro maps and timetables of every rail and bus line. You can also use Trip Planner or Google Transit to find routes and connections. Parking is available at Union Station for $8.
From the South Bay:
- Board the Dodger Stadium Express at any of the following stations along the 110 freeway: Slauson, Manchester, Harbor Freeway, Rosecrans, or Harbor Gateway Transit Center (Bay 9).
- Buses run every 20 minutes starting two hours before game time, with the last bus leaving Harbor Gateway Transit Center at game time.
- You’ll be dropped off behind Right Field. Service back to the South Bay will pick up at the same stop after the game.
- Return service begins after the end of the seventh inning, with the last bus departing 45 minutes after the final out.
Harbor Gateway Transit Center is also served by several Metro bus lines, the Metro Silver Line and Torrance Transit. Free parking is available although may be limited if the lot fills.
Rides on the Dodger Stadium Express are free to those holding game tickets. Regular Metro fares apply on all other connecting bus and rail service. Arrive early as crowds are heaviest near game time.
Here is a map of the Dodger Stadium Express service:
For those who don’t mind a little fall weather exercise, you can also walk to Dodger Stadium from the Gold Line Chinatown Station:
Dodger Stadium Express service is provided to all home games under a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The MSRC awards funding within the South Coast Air Basin from a portion of the state vehicle registration fee set aside for mobile source projects that result in emission reductions from cars and trucks. Funding for the Harbor Gateway Transit Center service is being provided by Metro’s ExpressLanes Net Toll Reinvestment Grant Program.
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Are buses running 2 or 3 hours before game from Union Station for WS? Article says 2 but you wrote 3 in comments. Thanks in advance.
This post was about service to the series vs. the Cubs. During the World Series, buses from Union Station will start running 3 hours before game time. Buses from Harbor Gateway will run 2 hours before game time. Hope that helps!
Writer, The Source
There will be a free shuttle for Tuesday’s game? Thank you
Yes, for those holding game tickets. The bus begins running three hours before the game from Union Station and two hours before the game from Harbor Gateway. All the details are in the blog post.
Editor, The Source