Orange County Transportation Authority

Metrolink Connections


 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 

The iShuttle is the City of Irvine’s public commuter shuttle system, which provides service to the Irvine Business Complex (IBC), the Irvine Spectrum Center, and other key business areas. The iShuttle serves commuters arriving by train, bus, bike and car traveling to and from work. The shuttle service is free to Metrolink riders with a valid Metrolink ticket or pass.

The Irvine Station is served by iShuttle Routes C and D during commuting hours, Monday through Friday. The Tustin Station is served by Routes A and B during commuting hours, Monday through Friday. Both routes meet the morning and afternoon trains to ensure seamless transit for Metrolink commuters. For more information, maps, and timetables, please see the City of Irvine website.

  • 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 Shuttle

Anaheim Resort Transportation 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 

TAP and 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. Metro employs the TAP system for collecting fares, which uses smart chip technology to activate turnstiles and platform validators. To provide a seamless transfer experience for customers, Metrolink tickets and passes with an origin or destination in Los Angeles County are now embedded with a smart chip that the passenger can use to transfer to Metro services. Simply “tap” your ticket on the validator when you board a Metro bus or enter a rail station. Local service includes all Metro Rail, Metro Rapid Bus and Metro Local Bus routes. An additional fare for express service may be required.

Metro Expo Line
To USC and Culver City: Board the Red or Purple Line at Union Station and transfer at 7th St/Metro Center Station to the Expo Line. Provides service along Exposition Blvd to downtown, the Staples Center, USC campus, and Culver City.

Metro Blue Line
To South Los Angeles and Long Beach: Board the Red or Purple Line at Union Station below ground and transfer at 7th St/Metro Center Station to the Blue Line. Provides service to downtown, the Staples Center, South Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

Metro Green Line
To LAX and South Los Angeles: At the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Station, board the City of Norwalk's Route #4 westbound bus and transfer at the Norwalk Station to the Metro Green Line. Provides service along Imperial Hwy through Paramount, Lynwood, Hawthorne, El Segundo, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). If LAX is your destination, transfer at Aviation Station to a free airport shuttle bus.

Metro Gold Line
To Pasadena or East Los Angeles: Board at Union Station above ground. Provides service north to Pasadena via Chinatown and Highland Park or southeast to East Los Angeles via Little Tokyo/Arts District and Boyle Heights.

Metro Red Line
To Hollywood: Board at Union Station below ground. Provides service to downtown, mid-Wilshire, Hollywood, Universal City, and North Hollywood.

Metro Purple Line
To Koreatown: Board at Union Station below ground. Provides service to downtown, mid-Wilshire, and Koreatown.

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