The map above shows the 405 (highlighted in pink) where it travels
through metro LA.
The Interstate 405 in California, abbreviated "405", the
"i-405" and "405 Freeway", is the main bypass off the
Highway in Greater Los Angeles... the 405 travels into the coastal region
of Greater Los Angeles, and provides one of the main routes to many of
California's most popular beaches, landmarks, tourist attractions,
communities, and cities.
The 405 Freeway is a very popular and very heavily traveled
freeway... in fact, the i-405 has become known as one of the busiest
and most congested freeways in the world. While the 405 Freeway is only approx. 73 miles long... it's driving
time is often very unpredictable... and will vary considerably
depending upon the time of day the highway is traveled due to the very
large number of people from around the greater Los Angeles area who
regularly use the freeway.
The 405 Freeway is also called/known as the "San Diego Freeway"...
which sometimes causes confusion, because the city of
San Diego is
located nowhere near the 405, in fact, San Diego is actually located
over 70 miles south of the 405.