The Red Cars operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday year ’round from Noon to 9 pm (last car leaves Swinford St. for 22nd St. at 9 pm).
Directions to the Red Car Line
Take the 110 Harbor Freeway south to the Harbor Blvd. exit. Turn right onto Harbor Blvd and park adjacent to either the Downtown, Ports O’ Call or 22nd St. stations (the 22nd St. station has a dedicated parking lot for the Red Car Line). If you come west from Long Beach on the 47 (passing over the Vincent Thomas Bridge), you will also exit at Harbor Blvd.
Additional driving directions are available on the San Pedro.com website.
MTA’s 445 express bus route from Downtown LA as well as the 447 route from Downtown Los Angeles both serve the Harbor/Beacon Park-n-Ride lot, directly across Harbor Blvd. from the World Cruise Center Red Car station.
LA DOT Commuter Express bus route 142 (connecting the San Pedro and Long Beach harbor areas) has a stop adjacent to the 6th St. Red Car Station and its terminus is at Ports O’ Call Village, immediately adjacent to the Red Car station. This is the bus to take if you desire to take the Metro Blue Line light rail to Long Beach and continue on to San Pedro.
Amtrak Thruway bus service from Los Angeles Union Station is available to and from the World Cruise Center.
Within San Pedro, a bus shuttle connects the 22nd St. / Marina Red Car station with Cabrillo Beach, and LADOT operates a San Pedro Community Dash Route that stops on Harbor Blvd. directly across from the 6th St. / Downtown Red Car station.
For More Information About the History of the Pacific Electric
To learn more about the Pacific Electric and other Southern California railways, visit the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris California, home to more than twenty different “Red Cars” from the heyday of the Pacific Electric.