With Metrolink you have FREE connections
We know that your trip doesn’t begin or end at the Metrolink station. That’s why there are FREE connections to local transit. Simply show your current validated Metrolink ticket or pass to the driver or conductor. You can hop on almost any local bus, shuttle, light rail or subway that connects to your train’s arrive station. On Metrolink, you’ll ride free the rest of your trip!
Orange County Bus Service
In Orange County, use your validated Metrolink ticket to ride FREE on connecting local OCTA bus routes. To find out about OCTA local bus route connections and schedules, view the bus interactive System Map to find a bus route or the eBusbook for schedule information.
The iShuttle is the City of Irvine’s public commuter shuttle system, which has expanded from one major business area in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) to the City’s other business area in the Irvine Spectrum.
Two routes begin and end at the Irvine Station where both Metrolink and Amtrak trains operate and the station bustles with activity during the busy commute. The iShuttle serves commuters arriving by train, bus, bike and car traveling to and from work. The routes serve incoming and outgoing commuters during weekdays and reach companies with more than 20,000 employees in high-traffic office areas and residential housing with 2,300 units, as well as the Irvine Spectrum Center itself.
The iShuttle service on Route C runs from 6:25 a.m. to 6:25 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Route D from 5:30 a.m. to 10:21 p.m., Monday through Friday. Service is free to Metrolink riders with a valid Metrolink ticket or OCLink Pass.
The City of Irvine also operates two routes connecting the Tustin Metrolink station to key employment areas. Both routes meet the morning and afternoon trains and also provide 30-minute midday service. The iShuttle service runs from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is free to Metrolink riders with a valid ticket or pass.
- Route A connects the Tustin Metrolink Station to the John Wayne Airport via Von Karman Avenue.
- Route B connects the Tustin Metrolink Station to the IBC via Jamboree Rd and Michelson Drive.
- Route C connects the Irvine Metrolink Station to Sand Canyon.
- Route D connects the Irvine Metrolink Station to the Verizon Wireless.
ART is a fixed-route transportation system for the City of Anaheim and the greater Anaheim Resort area, including the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Orange, and offers free transfers with a valid Metrolink ticket. To help you navigate, please review the online Route Map.
Los Angeles County Transfers
EZ Transit Pass
In Los Angeles County, the EZ Transit Pass program gives Metrolink ticket holders unlimited travel on participating operators' local services — any time, any day, any station, any direction of travel. Local service includes all Metro Rail, Metro Rapid and Metro Local. Use your valid Metrolink ticket to travel around Los Angeles on any of these L.A. County EZ Transit Pass Operators (an additional fare for express service may be required).
Metro Blue Line
To Long Beach: Board the Metro Red Line at Union Station. At the 7th St./Metro Center Station, transfer to the Metro Blue Line and ride free all the way to Long Beach (with valid Metrolink pass).
Metro Green Line
To LAX and El Segundo: At the Norwalk Metrolink Station, board the City of Norwalk's Route #4 and ride to the Norwalk Green Line Station. Then transfer to the Metro Green Line and ride to any station.
Metro Gold Line
To Pasadena: Board the Metro Gold Line at Union Station and ride free all the way to the end of the line at Sierra Madre Villa (with valid Metrolink pass).
Metro Red Line
To Hollywood: Provides service through downtown, mid-Wilshire area, Hollywood and San Fernando Valley.
For a full list of Los Angeles routes and schedules, visit www.metro.net.
Riverside County Transfers
- Riverside Transit Agency (RTA), all local routes: (800) 800-7821
- City of Corona, Corona Cruiser & Dial-A-Ride: (951) 734-7220
San Diego County Transfers
- NCTD Breeze at Oceanside: (760) 966-6500
San Bernardino County Transfers
- Omnitrans: (800) 9OMNIBUS (966-6428)
- Mountain Area Transit (MARTA) from Big Bear to San Bernardino: (909) 878-5200