Getting around Los Angeles by Rail/Metrolink

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A Metrolink train pulls into the Irvine station.
A Metrolink train pulls into the Irvine station.

Metrolink is a commuter rail system serving five counties in the southern California area. The system is centered at Los Angeles Union Station, with seven of its eight lines terminating there. Metrolink trains arrive less often than Metro Rail trains, and unlike the Metro Rail trains, they depart on specific schedules. (These schedules can be found here.)

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System Map[edit]

Metrolink system map

Lines[edit]

Metrolink currently operates eight lines. All lines run on weekdays, but only the Antelope Valley Line, the San Bernardino Line, the Orange County Line, and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line run on weekends.

Ventura County Line[edit]

Name of Line Ventura County Line
Route Direction North-South
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus East Ventura
Rail 2 Rail? Yes
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? No
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Connnecting shuttle to Bob Hope Airport at Burbank-Bob Hope Airport

Number of Stations 12
Length of Line 70.9 miles

Antelope Valley Line[edit]

Name of Line Antelope Valley Line
Route Direction North-South
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus Lancaster
Rail 2 Rail? No
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? Yes
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Number of Stations 11
Length of Line 76.6 miles

San Bernardino Line[edit]

Name of Line San Bernardino Line
Route Direction East-West
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus San Bernardino (Note: Certain trains continue to Riverside-Downtown via the Inland Empire-Orange County Line.)
Rail 2 Rail? No
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? Yes
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Inland Empire-Orange County Line at San Bernardino Station

Select trains that run to Riverside-Downtown: Riverside and 91 Lines at Riverside-Downtown

Number of Stations 14
Length of Line 56.5 miles

Riverside Line[edit]

Name of Line Riverside Line
Route Direction East-West
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus Riverside-Downtown
Rail 2 Rail? No
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? No
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Riverside and 91 Lines at Riverside-Downtown

Number of Stations 7
Length of Line 59.1 miles

Orange County Line[edit]

Name of Line Orange County Line
Route Direction North-South
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus Oceanside
Rail 2 Rail? Yes
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? Yes
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Inland Empire-Orange County Line at all stations between Orange and Oceanside

San Diego Coaster (to Downtown San Diego) and Sprinter (to Escondindo) at Oceanside

Number of Stations 14
Length of Line 87.2 miles

Inland Empire-Orange County Line[edit]

Metrolink trains whisk passengers across five counties in southern California.
Metrolink trains whisk passengers across five counties in southern California.
Name of Line Inland Empire-Orange County Line (IEOC Line)
Route Direction North-South
Inbound Terminus San Bernardino
Outbound Terminus Oceanside
Rail 2 Rail? Yes (only at stations between Orange and Oceanside)
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? Yes
Rail Connections Metrolink Riverside and 91 Lines at Riverside-Downtown

Metrolink Orange County Line at all stations between Orange and Oceanside

San Diego Coaster (to Downtown San Diego) and Sprinter (to Escondindo) at Oceanside

Number of Stations 15
Length of Line 100.1 miles

91 Line[edit]

Name of Line 91 Line
Route Direction East-West
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus Riverside-Downtown
Rail 2 Rail? No
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? No
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station Metrolink Riverside and 91 Lines at Riverside-Downtown

Number of Stations 8
Length of Line 61.6 miles

Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Line[edit]

Name of Line Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Line
Route Direction North-South
Inbound Terminus Los Angeles Union Station
Outbound Terminus Burbank-Bob Hope Airport
Rail 2 Rail? Yes
Monday-Friday Service? Yes
Saturday-Sunday Service? No
Rail Connections Metro Gold, Red, and Purple Lines at Los Angeles Union Station

Metrolink Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, 91, and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Lines at Los Angeles Union Station Connecting shuttle to Bob Hope Airport at Burbank-Bob Hope Airport

Number of Stations 4

Note: This line is often considered part of the Ventura County line, as all four stations on the line are also on the Ventura County line. However, Metrolink timetables recognize it as a route so it is recognized as a route here as well.