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Get Away to LA for the Day

According to Google, it’s about 30 to 40 miles from Orange County to LA, depending on your route. With traffic, those few miles can turn into multiple hours. Then there’s the time, hassle, and expense of finding a place to park and paying for it.

Fortunately, there’s Metrolink. And the ride from Orange County to beautiful, historic Union Station is easy, fun, and free from traffic and parking problems.

Union Station is the gateway to LA icons like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Old Town Pasadena. Many great LA destinations like Chinatown and historic Olvera Street are within easy walking distance of the station, or hop aboard a Metro Rail train. With a valid Metrolink ticket, you can ride Metro Rail for free.

Wondering what to do in LA?  Drop by our Metrolink Weekend page. You’ll find insider tips, cool itineraries, great destinations, special event listings, and exclusive Metrolink deals.

Your trip to LA (or anywhere else Metrolink travels) is only $10 for unlimited rides all day either Saturday or Sunday. Kids age 5 and under ride free with a paying adult. Metrolink pass holders also ride for free on weekends.

Better yet, enter to win a free day trip to LA including four Metrolink day passes and a $50 gift card to Philippe’s, home of the original and delicious French Dip sandwich.

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