Traffic & Parking


The Triathlon will begin at Venice Beach at 6:50 am with the swim segment. The bike course will shut down Venice Blvd from the beach to the 10, Fairfax from the 10 to Olympic, and Olympic from Fairfax to STAPLES Center. Please note, there will be NO CROSSING POINTS on this year's course. There will be a rolling open from West to East as the athletes finish the race. All streets will be opened by noon. In the Venice Beach area, the streets will be the first to open at approximately 9:45 AM.

There are no freeway closures. We recommend you go to your nearest freeway on-ramp to the 405 to travel north or south, and the 10 to travel east and west. 

The Department of Transportation will be aggressively enforcing all temporary parking restrictions for this event to secure the safety of the participants and to facilitate the movement of traffic around road closures. Typical vehicle recovery costs are in excess of $130, which does not include the $60 citation fee. Below you will see a Department of Transportation map that shows the triathlon course and approximate closure and opening times.

Click here for the official DOT Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles Map

Department of Transportation Hotline Phone Number: (323) 224-6534



There are a variety of public lots around LA LIVE and STAPLES Center, as well as parking at LA LIVE. The Expo will be on the Event Plaza adjacent to the JW Marriott at LA LIVE. 


  • VENICE BEACH: Washington lot will open at 4am. This is a paid lot.  There is also plenty of parking on the street. Just be sure not to park on the South Side of Venice Blvd and watch what the parking signs say. Cars will be towed.
  • METRO LINE: The Metro BLUE line stops at the "Chick Hearn Station" (aka. Flower and Pico Station) which is only a couple blocks from the finish line. The exit comes out at Flower and 12th Street.
  • STAPLES CENTER: LA Live Lot 7 and Lot W will be available for available for parking for $10 for the athletes.



Map of LA LIVE! Parking Areas

Map of Venice Beach Parking Areas

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