Know Before You Go
The LA Auto Show will return November 17-26, 2023 at the LA Convention Center!
Parking & Directions
Dates & Hours
Returning for 10 exciting days in November. Open on Thanksgiving day. See hours below.
Subject to change.
LA Auto Show Visitor FAQs
Visitors General FAQs
Each year, LA Auto Show invites every major automaker across the globe to participate in our spectacular showcase held in the nation’s top car-buying market. We will announce the individual automotive brands who decide to bring an exhibit closer to the 2023 show.
Every year hundreds of brand new makes and models are displayed at the LA Auto Show including concepts and vehicles making their global debuts; and in the Atriums, you’ll find more incredible displays unique to the show.
In Galpin’s Hall of Customs and The Garage aftermarket showcase, you’ll always discover an amazing mix of customs, classics, lowriders, exotics, race cars, and more.
Test drives happen every day at the LA Auto Show, inside and out! Enjoy test drives and rides across all areas of the LA Convention Center, allowing you to experience dozens of different makes and models! Visit our test drives page closer to the show dates to see the full line-up and locations!
Yes! Vehicles will be open similar to previous years where attendees can sit inside and take a closer look at their top choices. Select vehicles may not be open as it is up to each automaker which vehicles they unlock and allow attendees to sit in.
Weekdays, especially Monday-Wednesday, and early mornings are typically the least crowded times to explore the show. On the weekends the VIP Early Entry ticket is a great way to get on the show floor before larger crowds show up.
There are two main entrances: the main entrance to South Hall can be found at the corner of Pico Blvd and Figueroa St and West Hall’s entrance is off Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, adjacent to Crypto.com Arena. You can enter the LA Auto Show from these locations, or at select entrances located in Los Angeles Convention Center parking lots.
For safety and security reasons, the following items are not allowed at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show:
- Bags larger than 12″ by 15″
- Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substances
- Stroller s 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.
- Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an electronic conveyance vehicle, wheelchair or stroller, or pulled by a person, including wagons
- Any camera equipment that rests on the floor or is overly cumbersome including but not limited to: tripods, sliders, large steadicam or glidecam systems, or lighting stands. Monopods are permitted.
- Animals, excluding approved service animals. Service animals should remain on a leash at all times.
Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be weapons (also including toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.)
- Glass containers (excluding baby food jars)
- Other items that we determine may be harmful or disruptive
The lost and found location and phone number will be announced closer to the 2023 show.
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.
No, smoking or vaping of any kind is not permitted inside the Convention Center.
Yes. However, tripods and other professional camera equipment that rests on the ground are not allowed.
No, we do not allow pets. Certified service animals will be allowed to accompany their owners.
No, we do not allow wagons on the show floor. Strollers are allowed and are also available for rent in the West Hall Atrium.
Factory-sealed bottled water may be brought in by guests, with a limit of two bottles per person. All other food and beverage must be purchased at LA Convention Center Food and Beverage locations. Hotdogs, hamburgers, nachos, Grab&Go snacks and assorted beverages, including beer, wine, and specialty drinks are available for purchase. LA Convention Center also features organic Groundworks Coffee. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday a variety of LA-based food trucks will have food available for purchase. Plenty of restaurants are also accessible via LA Live next door to the LA Convention Center. Visit the LA LIVE dining page to learn more.
Please contact us if you have specific dietary needs or restrictions that require further accommodation.
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 Crypto.com Arena.
While you cannot purchase cars directly at the show, you can comparison shop and speak with auto manufacturer representatives who can connect you with a local dealer. Some automakers also offer information on how to pre-order certain vehicles.
No, firearms are not allowed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, even for off-duty officers. All customers will have their bags checked and enter through a metal detector.
Visitors Ticketing FAQs
Tickets to the 2023 LA Auto Show are now available! SEE TICKETS
We highly recommend buying online in advance! No onsite ticket sales will be available, and all tickets must be purchased online.
Tickets for the LA Auto Show will be sent to your email from our ticketing partner, See Tickets. Please make sure to check your spam folder if you do not see your ticket in your inbox. If you still can not find your tickets, you can access them using the following link: https://laautoshow.seetickets.com/customerservice
Yes, our “Any Day” ticket is your best option for anyone needing flexibility. “Any Day” tickets allow guests to visit the show on any ONE day of their choosing.
Tickets can ONLY be purchased online in advance with a credit or bank card or via a mobile device, and you may choose mobile entry when purchasing your tickets to enter using Google/Apple Wallet. No onsite ticket sales, so we highly recommend saving yourself time and purchasing online in advance.
Yes! We work with many partner and organizations for promotions and discounts, keep your eye out for any special offers leading up to the show!
General Admission Tickets generally do not sell out and are available online and on-site via ticketing kiosks. We highly recommend buying your tickets online to save time to avoid potential kiosk lines. VIP Early Entry and Guided Tours will sell out and are only available online, so buy them as soon as they are available.
All purchases made directly through LA Auto Show are final and non-refundable.