Getting Around Long Beach

Foot Friendly Streets

 With its seaside walkways and waterfront marinas, Long Beach has set the standard for "walkability" and is an ideal spot for strollers and bikers alike. Within conveniently close proximity, you will find first-class accommodations, shopping, numerous entertainment options and more than 100 restaurants within an eight-block area.

Public Transportation

Looking for a quick and easy way to and around Long Beach without the hassle and haggle of traffic and parking rates? There are a number of smart public transportation options available.

Metro Link: Take the Metro Blue Line, L.A.'s first light rail transit system which runs from 7th Street in Downtown L.A., to downtown Long Beach. Bicycles are allowed on Metro Rail with some restrictions during peak hours and bicycle racks are available first-come, first-serve on Metro buses.

Long Beach Transit: Take advantage of the city's public transportation services available both on land and water! For only $1.25, per one-way fare, Long Beach Transit links links you up with local destinations such as Belmont Shore, Alamitos Bay and Cal State Long Beach. 

The bright red Passport Shuttle offers service to major Long Beach attractions and is free throughout the downtown area and whisks you quickly to downtown's cultural spots. During summer months, you can also hail water taxis, the Aquabus and the Aqualink, with services between the Queen Mary and Alamitos Bay Landing. All shuttles and water taxis are bicycle friendly.

Driving to the Beach

Driving access to our 5.5 miles of beach is a breeze! Start at the heart of Long Beach where you can access the beach by going to Marina Green Park off of Shoreline Drive, continue driving to Bluff Park at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Junipero Avenue or proceed on Ocean Boulevard towards the peninsula and park in one of many parking lots available.

Bicycle Friendly

Long Beach, California is quickly pedaling its way to becoming one of the Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities in America. Ranked as one of the Top 25 Best Bike Cities in America by Bicycling Magazine, Long Beach welcomes cyclists to explore our unconventional city with more than 100 miles of bike routes, a scenic beachfront bike path, and our upcoming innovative Bike Share program. Also offered is the Bikestation, the first facility of its kind in the U.S., located on the First Street Transit Mall, and offers attended indoor bicycle parking (free during regular business hours) as well as professional repair services. View the Long Beach Bike Map here.

Let Long Beach Yellow Cab Be Your Chauffeur

Long Beach Yellow Cab, the largest and most efficient, cab company on the West Coast, can transport you to your destination in one of its clean, late-model, air-conditioned, Full Size taxi cabs. Its computerized dispatching and private wireless data network works 24 hours a day to help you get to your destination on time. All major credit cards are accepted.


Thanks to Visit Long Beach for providing content for the travel pages.

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