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Rose Parade 2023

Take Metrolink to the Rose Parade for $10


Each year on January 1, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena: home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. It’s a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. 

This year, the 134th Rose Parade will take place on January 2, 2023, at 8 a.m. PST. To serve attendees hoping to travel to Pasadena in time for the start of the Rose Parade, the first Metrolink train on each of the following lines will operate a modified schedule to L.A. Union Station where riders may connect to the Metro L Line (Gold), which provides direct service to the parade route.

Rose Parade Schedules

Ventura - East 5:20
Oxnard 5:35
Camarillo 5:46
Moorpark 5:58
Simi Valley 6:11
Chatsworth 6:23
Northridge 6:28
Van Nuys 6:36
Burbank Airport - South (VC Line) 6:43
Burbank - Downtown 6:48
Glendale 6:54
L.A. Union Station 7:10
Lancaster 5:00
Palmdale 5:09
Vincent Grade / Acton 5:19
Via Princessa 5:57
Santa Clarita 6:02
Newhall 6:10
Sylmar / San Fernando 6:24
Sun Valley 6:32
Burbank Airport - North (AV Line) 6:35
Burbank - Downtown 6:40
Glendale 6:46
L.A. Union Station 7:00
San Bernardino - Downtown 5:40
San Bernardino Depot 5:45
Rialto 5:52
Fontana 5:58
Rancho Cucamonga 6:06
Upland 6:14
Montclair 6:19
Claremont 6:23
Pomona - North 6:27
Covina 6:38
Baldwin Park 6:45
El Monte 6:54
Cal State LA 7:05
L.A. Union Station 7:15
San Clemente Pier 5:05
San Clemente 5:08
San Juan Capistrano 5:34
Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo 5:40
Irvine 5:50
Tustin 5:56
Santa Ana 6:03
Orange 6:08
Anaheim 6:12
Fullerton 6:20
Buena Park 6:25
Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs 6:33
Commerce |
L.A. Union Station 7:00
Perris - South 5:08
Perris - Downtown 5:13
Moreno Valley / March Field 5:25
Riverside - Hunter Park / UCR 5:41
Riverside - Downtown 5:48
Riverside - La Sierra 5:59
Corona - North Main 6:07
Corona - West 6:12
Fullerton 6:35
Buena Park 6:41
Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs 6:48
Commerce -
L.A. Union Station 7:15

The $10 Holiday Pass will be offered in the Metrolink app as well as at ticket machines found under the "Special Event Tickets" option to all riders on that day. Metrolink riders may use their ticket for a free round-trip transfer onto the Metro L Line (Gold) and reach Pasadena for the start of the Rose Parade.

For more information on $10 Holiday Pass, visit

For schedule information on Metrolink's return trains, please visit and select the Saturday service option. 

For Metro bus and rail schedule information, click here.

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    Rose Parade
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  • Rose Bowl Stadium
    Rose Bowl Stadium
    Pasadena's 100-year-old Rose Bowl Stadium is home to countless entertainment and sporting events in addition to the annual Rose Bowl game.
  • Holiday Spirit at LA Union Station
    LA Union Station
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Yes. On Monday, January 2, 2023, Metrolink will operate a special schedule to help parade goers get to the parade. The first train on each of the following lines will leave early so riders can connect with the Metro L (Gold) Line to reach Pasadena before the start of the parade.

  • San Bernardino Line train 351 will depart San Bernardino–Downtown at 5:40 a.m. making all station stops. The train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:15 a.m. 
  • Antelope Valley Line train 260 will depart Lancaster at 5:40 a.m. making all stops. The train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:00 a.m. 
  • Orange County Line train 659 has been added to the schedule and will depart San Clemente Pier at 5:05 a.m. making all stops. The train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:00 a.m. 
  • 91/Perris Valley Line train 751 will depart Perris-South at 5:08 a.m. making all stops. The train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:15 a.m.  
  • Ventura County Line train 162 will depart Ventura-East at 5:20 a.m. making all stops. The train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:10 a.m. 


No. Metrolink trains operate as far as L.A. Union Station where riders can then transfer for free to the Metro L (Gold) Line to Pasadena.

Please click here for additional instructions on transferring to the Metro L (Gold) Line.


Yes, Metrolink will offer our $10 Holiday Pass on Monday, Jan. 2 so customers can enjoy a reasonable, safe and traffic-free trip to the parade. The pass includes unlimited rides and free transit connections on that day. Riders can use the same $10 Holiday Pass for the return trip on both Metro and Metrolink.

The $10 Holiday Pass is available on the Metrolink app and at ticket machines found under the "Special Event Tickets” option

The Holiday Pass is only available for purchase on the designated holiday. There is no advance purchase.


No. The Kids Ride Free on Weekends promotion is not available with the $10 Holiday Pass.

However, three children ages five and under always ride free with a fare-paying adult - each additional child pays youth fare. Children need a valid fare to transfer to the Metro L (Gold) Line.


Yes. Metrolink Monthly Pass holders can use their monthly pass for unlimited systemwide travel on Jan 2.


Yes! Please call or text us at 800-371-5465 (LINK).