Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Los Angeles, US

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Subway, Train, Bus & Cable Car in Los Angeles - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Los Angeles get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Los Angeles walk each day. See which Light Rail, Subway, Train, Bus & Cable Car and stations are most popular in Los Angeles, and more!
Los Angeles has 5 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Subway, Train, Bus & Cable Car, operated by several transit agencies, including Metro - Los Angeles, Metrolink Trains, METRO, OCTA, LADOT, Long Beach Transit, Big Blue Bus, Foothill Transit & OMNITRANS
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In Los Angeles, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 86 min. Over 87% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Los Angeles each day? Commuters wait on average 20 min, but over 59% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Los Angeles is 6.90 mi. Yet 74% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Los Angeles is 71%. On average, 30% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Los Angeles, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.58 mi? Approximately, 36% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Los Angeles by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
86 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Los Angeles, US?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Light Rail, Subway, Train, Bus & Cable Car.
31%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Los Angeles every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Subway, Train, Bus & Cable Car line on a weekday.
20 min
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How many people in Los Angeles usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
38%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Los Angeles?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Subway, Train, Bus & Cable Car.
6.90 mi
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How many people have a long commute every day in Los Angeles?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 7.46 mi in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
30%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Los Angeles?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
71%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Los Angeles?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
30%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Los Angeles?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.58 mi
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How many people walk for more than 0.62 mi in Los Angeles?
The percentage of people who walk for over 0.62 mi each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
36%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 720 - Santa Monica-Commerce Via Wilshire -
  • 204 - Hollywood -Athens Via Vermont Av
  • SLV - Silver Line
Most popular Bus stations
  • Norwalk Station
  • El Monte Station - Lower Level
  • El Monte Station
Most popular Subway lines
  • RED LINE
  • PURPLE LINE
Most popular Subway stations
  • 7th Street / Metro Center Station
  • Union Station
  • North Hollywood Station
Most popular Bus lines
  • 720 - Santa Monica-Commerce Via Wilshire -
  • 204 - Hollywood -Athens Via Vermont Av
  • SLV - Silver Line
Most popular Bus stations
  • Norwalk Station
  • El Monte Station - Lower Level
  • El Monte Station
Most popular Subway lines
  • RED LINE
  • PURPLE LINE
Most popular Subway stations
  • 7th Street / Metro Center Station
  • Union Station
  • North Hollywood Station
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