Frequently Asked Questions

What items are prohibited at the LA Auto Show?

For safety and security reasons, the following items are not allowed at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. See a complete list here.

  • Bags larger than 12″ by 15″
  • Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substances
  • Strollers larger than 36″ by 52″, wagons, rolling suitcases
  • Wheeled devices with less than three wheels that cannot maintain stability when stopped, including but not limited to Segways, hoverboards and scooters. This does not include motorized wheelchairs.
  • Camera tripods
  • Animals, excluding approved service animals
  • Glass containers

See a complete list here.

Where is the lost and found?

All lost items should be turned in to Empyrean Supervisors in room 502AB. Pick up for lost items must be accompanied by a valid I.D. Lost items will be kept until the end of the show on Sunday 11/27; after that time all items will be turned over to the LA Convention Center Guest Services office in South Hall Atrium.

What forms of payment are accepted?

At onsite ticket booths, cash and major credit cards are accepted. When purchasing tickets online, only major credit cards are accepted.

Can I order tickets from my mobile device and still get in if I don’t have a printed ticket?

Tickets can be purchased via a mobile device by clicking here. Tickets purchased will be delivered via a PDF file; please make sure that your device’s screen brightness is turned all the way up so that our staff can scan your ticket.

Will the LA Auto Show run out of tickets?

No. Tickets are available at Los Angeles Convention Center box offices and online.

What days and times are the least crowded?

Weekdays and early mornings are the least crowded.

Where can I park?

View all parking information here:

Where is the main entrance?

The main entrance to South Hall can be found at the corner of Pico Blvd and Figueroa St, West Hall’s entrance is off Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, adjacent to Staples Center. You can enter the LA Auto Show at these locations, or at entrances located in Los Angeles Convention Center parking lots.

Can I leave and come back?

Yes, but make sure you get your hand stamped before leaving. Hand stamps are only valid for re-entry to the show on the same day.

Are cameras and videos allowed?

Yes. However, tripods are not allowed.

What bags are allowed?

Please refer to our Bag Policy for more information

Are pets allowed at the show?

No, we do not allow pets. Service animals will be allowed to accompany their owners.

Are wagons allowed in the show?

No, we do not allow wagons on the show floor. Strollers are allowed, and are available for rent from ABC Mobility in South and West Hall Atriums.

Can I bring my own food and beverages into the Convention Center?

No, all food and beverage must be purchased at LA Convention Center Food and Beverage locations.

Hotdogs, hamburgers, nachos, Grab and Go snacks and assorted beverages, including beer, wine and specialty drinks are available for purchase.

LA Convention Center also features organic Groundworks Coffee.

Saturday and Sunday a variety of LA-based food trucks will have food available for purchase.

Is there someplace to have a meal?

Yes. There are many places to eat in and around the Convention Center.
· Compass Café/South Hall: Shanghai Express Asian Grill, salads, pizzas, hot and cold entrees and a full bar
· Galaxy Café/West Hall: sandwiches, salads, Shanghai Express Asian Grill, Cucina Rosso, and Pizza Gourmet Grill
· Tradewinds Cafe/Kentia Hall: hamburgers, sandwiches, hot and cold sides

In addition to your options onsite at the Convention Center, there are several exciting restaurants conveniently located at LA Live (across the street from the STAPLES Center).

When is next year’s Los Angeles Auto Show?

The LA Auto Show will be open to the public December 1-10, 2017.
AutoMobility LA, the trade show for the new automotive industry, will take place from November 27-30, 2017.

What cars are in the show?

More than 1,000 brand new 2017 and 2018 makes and models will be at this year’s LA Auto Show – including vehicles making their global and North American debuts. We are happy to feature cutting-edge concept, alternative fuel and electric cars, vehicles that push the limits of performance on the race track, cars and trucks that redefine luxury, and everyday cars that you’ll see on the road in the near future.

Check out a list of some of the vehicles that will debut at the 2016 Show.

Can you purchase cars/accessories at the show?

While you cannot purchase cars at the Show, you can shop: i.e. look, sit inside the cars, and speak with auto manufacturer representatives, who can connect you with a local dealer. You can purchase certain manufacturer merchandise from their exhibits, as well as aftermarket accessories and other auto-related products for sale in The Garage.

Do you rent strollers or wheelchairs?

Yes. At both West Hall and South Hall lobbies ABC Mobility rents strollers and wheelchairs (electric and manual). The cost for strollers is $10 for the entire day, non-powered wheelchairs $15 per day and electric scooters $15 hourly, with a two-hour minimum. A photo I.D. is required with payment at time of rental.

How much are tickets and how can I purchase them?

Tickets are now available online at and onsite during show hours.

General admission tickets are $12 for tickets valid Monday through Thursday, and $15 for tickets valid anyday.

Senior tickets for ages 65+ are $10.

Children’s tickets for ages 6-12 are $5 (children 5 and under are free when accompanied by an adult).