Festival of Books 2012

Getting There

The Festival of Books will be held on the USC campus

Public Transportation, Driving Directions, Parking and Bus Information

bullseyeBus

The Bullseye Bus is a system of free public shuttles running in a continuous loop between Union Station (pick-up/drop-off at Berth 4), and USC (pick-up/drop-off on Jefferson at Trousdale). Multiple shuttles will run continuously beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding one hour after the festival closes on both days of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.Multiple public transportation options, including those below, drop at Union Station. We encourage you to take advantage of the combination of these public transportation options and the Bullseye Bus.From Hollywood, Universal City, Mid-City:
Take Metro Red Line to Union Station, then hop on the Bullseye Bus. For Metro Red Line info route and schedule info, visit www.metro.netand select “Maps and Timetables.”From Mid-City/Wilshire Corridor area:
Take Metro Purple Line to Union Station, then hop on the Bullseye Bus. For Metro Purple Line route and schedule info, visit www.metro.net and select “Maps and Timetables.”

From East L.A./Pasadena:
Take Metro Gold Line to Union Station, then hop on the Bullseye Bus. For Metro Gold Line route and schedule info, visit www.metro.net and select “Maps and Timetables.”

From Long Beach/Carson:
Take Metro Blue Line to 7th St station, Red Line from 7th St. to Union Station, then hop on the Bullseye Bus. For Metro Blue/Red Line route and schedule info, visit www.metro.net and select “Maps and Timetables.”
From Santa Monica/West LA:“Bus Routes.”

From Santa Monica/West LA:
Take Big Blue Bus “10” Line to Union Station, then hop on the Bullseye Bus. For Big Blue Bus route and schedule info, visit www.bigbluebus.com and select “Bus Routes.”

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. DASH shuttles will pick up every 20 minutes at all“F” line stops. Fare is $.50. For a list of DASH “F” line stops, visit www.ladottransit.com/dash and select “Downtown F.”

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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.

Event Parking
Parking is available for $10 in various USC-area parking lots, including:

  • USC Lot 1
  • USC parking structures A, D, 1 and 2
  • 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)

Download the Parking Map.