Directions, Parking, and Bus Info
The Festival of Books will be held on the USC campus.
The bus is a system of free public shuttles running in a continuous loop between Union Station (pick up/drop off at Berth 4 in Patsaouras Plaza) and USC (pick up/drop off on Jefferson at Trousdale). Multiple shuttles will run continuously beginning at 9 a.m., concluding one hour after the festival closes on both days of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
From East L.A./Pasadena:
Take the Metro Gold Line to Union Station, then hop on the Festival Shuttle Bus (details above).
Downtown L.A. DASH “F” Line
Downtown residents are encouraged to take advantage of the DASH “F” line to reach the USC campus. The DASH “F” line will operate on both days of the Festival of Books, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. DASH shuttles will pick up every 20 minutes at all “F” line stops. Fare is 50 cents. For a list of DASH “F” line stops, visit www.ladottransit.com/dash and select “Downtown F.”
The USC campus is located about 2 miles southwest from Downtown and 1 mile from the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). The most convenient freeway exit is from I-110 onto Exposition Boulevard. At the end of the exit you will see the campus on the right-hand side one block down the street. Another convenient access is to exit from Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) on Vermont south to Jefferson Boulevard.
Parking for Coliseum lots and structures is $15. Parking in various USC-area parking lots is available for $12. Here are the areas to park in for the event:
- USC parking structures A, D, 1 and 2
- USC Shrine Structure
- USC parking center – 35th St. and Grand Avenue (free shuttle provided)
- L.A. Coliseum Lot 1 (no shuttle provided)
- L.A. Coliseum Lot 2 (free shuttle provided)