Being so close to Union Station, Olvera Street can be conveniently reached by public transit (a phrase you will rarely hear with destinations in LA County) with the Metro’s gold, purple, and red lines running directly into the station. DASH buses connect downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, and the financial district to El Pueblo with buses stopping every 10 minutes and costing only 25 cents.
But I Insist on Driving!
If you’re still planning to drive, then know street parking will be scarce during the festivities. The least expensive parking structure in the area is Gateway Plaza behind Union Station and is a 10-minute walk away. There are additional lots at the Metro Hotel, by the old post office, and on North Spring Street north of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue.