Getting to the Rose Bowl

Drop-off for taxis, ride-hailing services

The designated drop-off, pick-up, and taxi zone are on Holly Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Arroyo Parkway. Passengers may take the free Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual Shuttle to the stadium. There are no provisions for drop-offs and pick-ups at the stadium. All taxis or passenger cars entering the Rose Bowl Stadium area will be required to pay the appropriate parking fee.

Gold Line

Metro operates a light rail service to Pasadena via the Metro Gold Line. If you would like to take the Metro Gold Line to the game, exit the train at Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. You can either walk to the Rose Bowl Stadium from this location (approximately 2.4 miles) or purchase a shuttle pass  and take the Rose Bowl Shuttle to the Stadium. Follow the signs for two blocks to the Rose Bowl Shuttle pick-up location at Parsons. This shuttle will take you directly to the Rose Bowl Stadium. After the game, simply reverse your route.


Plan your trip using the Metro Trip Planner, and you’ll get a customized itinerary in seconds, telling you what line to take, where to catch it, where to exit and what it costs.



Parking and shuttle service

Arrive early. Fans driving to the stadium on game day can expect significant delays and long walks. To avoid traffic congestion from the Rose Parade, please arrive before 10 a.m. Parking is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rose Bowl Stadium Parking: General parking at the Rose Bowl Stadium is available in Lot H, 1-4, 6, and 8-10. Parking is $40 in advance and $60 on game day.

Parking lots open at 4:00 a.m. Other than designated overnight motorhome parking, there is no overnight parking at the Rose Bowl Stadium. In-and-out privileges are prohibited in all parking areas. Once you exit the parking lot, you will be required to pay the full parking fee upon re-entry. More information on bus parking, RV parking, and limo services can be found in the Game Day Guide.

Parking at Rose Bowl Stadium can be paid for via cash, ALL credit and debit cards, and Apple Pay. Passes can also be purchased online in advance at

Parsons Parking Lot: There is a $45 parking charge per car at Parsons Parking Lot, located at the corner of Union Street and De Lacey Avenue with entrances off of Walnut Street and Holly Street in Pasadena. The Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual Shuttle Bus will pick-up location at the corner of Union Street and Pasadena Avenue will transport you to the Rose Bowl Stadium gates. The shuttle runs continuously from 10:00 AM until approximately two hours after the end of the game. Reserved parking can be purchased in advance through LAZ Parking for $40. Overnight parking is also available for $90. Bus parking and RV parking also available. Call LAZ Parking at (626) 578-1705 for further details.

ADVISORY: Between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, there will be heavy traffic exiting Pasadena from Parsons Parking Lot and the adjacent Old Pasadena parking lots due to the Rose Parade. It is advisable to arrive in Pasadena before 10:00 AM or after 11:30 AM to avoid congestion.

For more information, go to or call (626) 449-4100.

What You can Bring

  • Approved Bags:

    • 12" x 6" x 12" Clear Plastic Bag
    • 1 Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag
    • Clutch with Shoulder Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5" X 6.5")
    • Clutch with Wrist Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5" X 6.5")
    • Diaper Bag, as long as accompanied by a child

  • Non-Approved Bags:
    • Backpacks
    • Camera Case
    • Mesh Bag
    • Purse
    • Clear Backpack
    • Tinted Plastic Bag
    • Oversized Tote Bag
    • Printed Pattern Plastic Bag
    • Fanny Pack
    • Binoculars Case

Sources: Tournament of Roses, Rose Bowl Operating Co.

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