Go Metro to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend; free rides on our system Saturday!

Go Metro to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC this Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23!

The festival is easy to reach via Metro by taking the E (Expo) Line train and exiting at three stations near the USC campus: Expo Park/USC Station, Jefferson/USC Station or Expo/Vermont.

On Earth Day — this Saturday, April 22 — we’re offering UNLIMITED FREE RIDES on our buses, trains, Metro Bike and Metro Micro!

To plan your trip to the festival, on your phone or computer, popular tools/apps include Google MapsApple Mapsthe Transit appthe Moovit app and metro.net

Parking information along the E Line is here. 

The Festival of Books is the nation’s largest literary event and features one-on-one conversations, exciting panels, readings by your favorite authors, musical performances and more! 

General admission to the festival grounds at USC is free. Indoor panel tickets are free, but a reservation fee will be charged. Certain additional events during the festival weekend may require a paid ticket. More information regarding attendance and tickets can be found here. 

For those attending the festival on Sunday: regular Metro fares are $1.75 for a one-way trip and include two hours of free transfers. Fares are paid with TAP cards, which are available for $2 at TAP Vending Machines at all Metro Rail and Busway stations. We recommend purchasing round-trip fare in advance to avoid waits at TAP machines after the event.