The USC campus is located about 2 miles southwest from Downtown and 1 mile from the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). The most convenient freeway exit is from I-110 onto Exposition Boulevard. At the end of the exit you will see the campus on the right-hand side one block down the street. Another convenient access is to exit from Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) on Vermont south to Jefferson Boulevard.
Parking in various USC-area parking lots is available for $12. Here are the areas to park in for the event:
- USC parking structures Downey, Figueroa, Flower and Royal
- USC Shrine Structure
- USC parking center – 35th St. and Grand Avenue (free shuttle provided)
From Santa Monica, West L.A., Culver City, Downtown L.A.:
Take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station.
From East L.A./Pasadena:
Take the Metro Gold Line to Union Station, then transfer to the Metro Purple Line or Red Line and exit at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Transfer to the Metro Expo Line and exit at the Expo Park/USC Station.
Downtown L.A. DASH “F” Line
Downtown residents are encouraged to take advantage of the DASH “F” line to reach the USC campus. The DASH “F” line will operate on both days of the Festival of Books, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. DASH shuttles will pick up every 20 minutes at all “F” line stops. Fare is 50 cents. For a list of DASH “F” line stops, visit www.ladottransit.com/dash and select “Downtown F.”