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what is the best way in 2011 to get from passadena to L.A on public transport...is it still the gold line...never been to america so dont realy know what i am talking about !!

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Yes, from most parts of Pasadena, including the main visitor areas, the Gold Line is the best way to get from Pasadena to Downtown Los Angeles. The Gold Line is a light rail line, known in other places as a trolley or a tram.

Downtown Los Angeles is a destination area itself, and you can connect to many other neighborhoods. There are some parts of Los Angeles where you might want to use a different route.

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thanks..we want to go on the tour bus which goes from graumans chinese theatre..is that anywhere near union square where we would get off the gold line..or do we have to get another transport

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Looking at the Metro Planner (for travel by bus and light rail), it looks like there are two major options:

Metro Rapid Bus #780 from Pasadena to Hollywood, which will drop you near Graumans Chinese theatre, or:

Light rail Gold Line to Union Station (not Union Square, that's in San Francisco!). At Union Station, transfer to the Red Line, and take that to the Highland Station, one block from the Graumans Chinese Theater.

I'd go with the second option. I really like riding the light rail, and you get some fine views from the Gold Line into downtown LA where the Union Station is located. (Also, despite the need for a transfer, the rail option will likely be faster than the bus.) If you go with the rail option, consider getting out at Union Station and taking a look around the absolutely gorgeous station. You could also go across the street to Olvera Street, or do more sightseeing in downtown LA if you have the time and inclination.

Where are you staying in Pasadena?

Edited: 5:56 pm, June 28, 2011
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oops i meant union station...we are going to san fransisco as well,so mixed the two up !!!! we are staying at the best western passadena inn..colorado boulevard,so we seem close to gold line at sierra madre.the light railway sounds great, really looking forward to visiting th u.s.a....thanks for your help will certainly have a look around the station

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is there one ticket we can buy ...e.g.a day ticket to do both journeys?

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Yes, you can buy a day pass that will handle all transfers on the light rail. Make sure you keep your ticket with you because they are sometimes checked on the trains but not always.

Also, you can get to Universal Studios from light rail if that's of interest.

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thanks for all your help folks ..i think we have L.A sewn up now..will post how we got on when we get back

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