Travel from Los Angeles to Long Beach

Public Transit
$2
47min
4 lb of CO2

Public Transit from Los Angeles to Long Beach

It's very common to take public transportation from Los Angeles to Long Beach. 4 public transportation providers, including Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro, can help take you to your destination.

Starting at Los Angeles, you can hop on at Civic Center, 7th Street/Metro Center and ride all the way to 1st Street.

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Drive
$3
29min
6 lb of CO2

Drive from Los Angeles to Long Beach

It's 20 miles between Los Angeles to Long Beach. On a typical day, it might take between 29min and 31min from Los Angeles to Long Beach under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 32min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Long Beach by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.

What is the best way to travel from Los Angeles to Long Beach?

The are 3 different ways across 2 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Los Angeles to Long Beach. The fastest way out of Civic Center towards 1st Street is by public transit, as it is the quickest to the Long Beach area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $1. Metro operates from Los Angeles to Long Beach, so you book your trip with them! Take public transit from Los Angeles to Long Beach, it's your best chance!

When to book trip from Los Angeles to Long Beach?

The earlier you can book your trip to Long Beach, the better. There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from Los Angeles to Long Beach in advance. Rideshares should be available on demand all hours of the day. Public transportation prices do not fluctuate like flights. Instead, they're either flat rate or priced by distance traveled. If possible, you can book your tickets via an app or alternatively at the station upon arrival.

How long does it take from Los Angeles to Long Beach by car?

The total distance between Los Angeles and Long Beach is 20 miles and will take you about 29 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $3.

Los Angeles to Long Beach Travel Information

Cheapest Way Public Transit — $2
Fastest Way Public Transportation — 47min
Eco-Friendly Way Public Transit — 4 lb CO2
Available Modes 2 modes — public transit, and by car
Distance 20 miles
Travel Companies Metro, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Travel companies on this route

Metro from Los Angeles to Long Beach
Metro
Public transit
562 routes
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Subway
236 routes