FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The LA Auto Show will be open to the public from November 22 to December 1, 2019.
Show hours will be announced later this year.
Note: Guided tours are available for purchase, online only. Early Entry tickets are also available for purchase online only and allow access 1 hour before the doors open to the general public on Saturdays or Sundays. Tours and early entry tickets allow access to the full show floor until closing.
Tickets to the 2018 LA Auto Show can be purchased online or at the LA Convention Center box office Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. Save money and time by buying online and skip potential lines at the box office! You can also enter easily with your mobile device. Early Entry and Guided Tour tickets can only be purchased online.
- Adult “Any Day" Ticket (for entry any one day, including Friday, Saturday or Sundays): ages 13-64 are $20 at door at show vs $15 online (plus small transaction fee).
- Adult “Mon - Thurs” Ticket (for entry any one day between Monday - Thursday only): ages 13-64 are $15 at the door at show vs $12 online (plus small transaction fee).
The 2019 show will be back during our Thanksgiving week dates - November 22 - December 1, 2019.
At onsite ticket booths, cash and major credit cards are accepted. When purchasing tickets online, only major credit cards are accepted.
Tickets can be purchased via a mobile device by clicking here. You may choose mobile entry when purchasing your tickets to enter using Google/Apple wallet.
General admission tickets for adults are $12 online ($15 at the box office) for Monday through Thursday, and $15 online ($20 at the box office) for our "Any Day" ticket. Senior tickets for ages 65+ are $10. Children’s tickets for ages 6-12 are $5 (kids under 6 are free when accompanied by a paying adult). Early Entry tickets and guided tours are also available for purchase (online only) at our ticketing page.
General Admission Tickets will not sell out and are available online and at the Los Angeles Convention Center box offices. We highly recommend buying your tickets online to save time and money and to avoid potential box office lines.
Early Entry and Guided Tours will sell out and are only available online, so buy them as soon as possible!
No, all purchases are final and non-refundable.
After you purchase your tickets online, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your order as well as a link to view your PDF or mobile ticket. Please save this email for reference prior to arriving at the show.
Early entry tickets are available for Saturday or Sunday entry. Guided tours with an automotive expert are available on Saturday or Sunday only and subject to sell out quickly. Visit our ticket page for more information. Tours and early entry tickets allow access to the full show floor until closing.
Please visit the groups section of our tickets page for more information. Group tickets are available for groups of 20+
Yes, you are able to purchase tickets online for friends and family and transfer them electronically. After you complete your order online, you will receive a link to view your tickets where you can forward to a friend via e-mail or mobile device. When viewing your mobile ticket, click the "info" icon and then click "Share Pass" (Apple iPhone example below).
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
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 the last Sunday; after that time all items will be turned over to the LA Convention Center Guest Services office in South Hall Atrium.
More than 1,000 brand new makes and models will be at this year’s LA Auto Show – including concept vehicles and vehicles making their global and North American debuts. Please visit our vehicles page for more information.
Weekdays and early mornings are the least crowded.
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.
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.
Plenty of restaurants are also accessible via LA Live next door to the LA Convention Center. Visit our L.A. LIVE dining page to learn more.
Yes. There are many places to eat in and around the Convention Center.
- Compass Café/South Hall: salads, pizzas, hot and cold entrees and a full bar
- Galaxy Café/West Hall: sandwiches and salads
- 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 L.A. LIVE (across the street from the STAPLES Center).
No, firearms are not allowed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, even for off-duty officers.
Test drives happen throughout the Los Angeles Convention Center campus from 9am to 5pm every day during the show.
The 2019 LA Auto Show takes place November 22 - December 1, 2019.
The Los Angeles Auto Show's AutoMobility LA, is the new auto industry’s first true trade show. The four-day event includes the global vehicle debuts and reveals you’ve come to expect, along with an award-winning conference exploring the future of connected vehicle technologies, autonomous tech, and more. AutoMobility LA also features an auto-tech focused expo floor, with groundbreaking technologies and the companies that create them. Register now and join us November 26-29, 2018.
Registration for AutoMobility LA 2019 will be available onsite (please be sure to bring valid government issued photo ID to receive your badge) - dates, times, and locations will be announced in summer 2019. Online registration will be available at the same time.
To enter the show floor, you will be required to present your credentials along with additional identification (a valid driver’s license or passport) for validation.
We are not requiring attendees to wear wristbands at AutoMobility LA this year. Attendees will instead receive a designated ribbon.
All early entrance requests must be addressed with the show’s PR agency, JMPR Public Relations. All properly credentialed working exhibitors will have all-hours access to their booths.
No person under 18 will be admitted. No guests will be admitted without an AutoMobility Standard or All-Access pass. Passes are available for purchase on our registration page.
The ability to use the show floor as a location to either broadcast live or taped is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please email the show’s PR agency JMPR Public Relations to discuss specific needs.
Working print, broadcast or web journalists will qualify for media credentials. To apply, please click here.
Yes. We welcome dealer principals and dealership general managers, public relations and advertising agencies, automobile designers, and individuals in the automotive industry. Additionally, professionals in the technology sector can also apply; including but not limited to developers, startups, and investors. All applications will be reviewed by show management and are subject to verification by the exhibitor being represented. To register, please click here.
No, your credential is non-transferable. However, we encourage you to invite your coworker to register for AutoMobility LA here.
You can get a duplicate printed on-site at any registration desk. Please see the previous FAQ regarding registration locations and hours for more information.
Please click here to begin the online registration process without a Member ID number.
Your Member ID number will be emailed to you when registration opens in early summer. If you have not received this email or are experiencing any other issues with your Member ID number, please contact Experient Registration support.
Individuals who have attended either LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days or Connected Car Expo in the past have received Member ID numbers. If you are experiencing difficulty locating or using your Member ID number, please contact Experient Registration customer support.
You can use your credential during AutoMobility LA hours only, November 18-21, 2019. Credentials are not valid during public show days.
Credentials for individual registrants will not be mailed out in advance, and must be picked up on site at the LA Convention Center (please see previous FAQs regarding locations and hours of AutoMobility LA registration desks). If you are a part of a manufacturer or exhibitor group, please contact your group manager for specific details regarding your AutoMobility LA credentials.
Each design studio and manufacturer has identified an individual responsible for credentialing all employees. Please check internally with your company. If you do not know who to contact, please contact Experient Registration support for the name of your internal contact.
Please email AutoMobility LA & LA Auto Show’s PR agency JMPR Public Relations with answers to the following points:
· Planned dates and times of load in AND taping (live or taped)
· Type of equipment your crew plans to bring
· Special shots/interviews requested
· Anticipated airdate
· Anticipated viewership details of your show
· Any other production-related needs
There is no Preview Party this year. We are planning other events during AutoMobility LA and LA Auto Show to benefit charitable organizations, please check back soon for further information.
Please email Experient Registration support with your previous registration information.
You can retrieve your Member ID number online, using “Forgot your password?.” You must enter the email address we have on file.
Press credentials are not valid for public days. However, working journalists who need to access the show for a story can contact the show’s PR agency JMPR Public Relations for further assistance.