There are 7 ways to get from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood by bus, subway, train, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, subway  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station 910/950 / ...
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$3 - $7

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Train, subway  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from El Monte station to L. A. Union Station station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$7 - $9

Line 70 bus, subway  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Santa Anita / Amador to Cesar E Chavez / Vignes 70 / ...
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$4

Line 76 bus, subway  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the line 76 bus from Tyler / Ramona to Vignes / Cesar E Chavez 76
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$4

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood 23.7 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood 23.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood 23.7 miles

$30 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from El Monte station to Universal Studios, Hollywood station. However, there are services departing from El Monte station and arriving at Universal / Studio City Station via Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between El Monte and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 19 miles. The road distance is 23.7 miles.

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The best way to get from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood without a car is to bus and subway which takes 1h 18m and costs $3 - $7.

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It takes approximately 1h 18m to get from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, depart from El Monte station.

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El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood train services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Universal / Studio City Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood is 24 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood.

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There are 1749+ hotels available in Universal Studios, Hollywood. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood.
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  • Distance: 19.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between El Monte, CA, USA and Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood. However, you can take the bus to El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station, take the walk to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, take the subway to Universal / Studio City Station, then take the walk to Universal Studios, Hollywood. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood via L. A. Union Station station, Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, and Universal / Studio City Station in around 1h 17m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from El Monte station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Metrolink Trains
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Santa Anita / Amador to Cesar E Chavez / Vignes
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Tyler / Ramona to Vignes / Cesar E Chavez
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station W to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$30 - $35
Assist
$32 - $36
Español
$32 - $36
UberX
$32 - $36
WAV
$32 - $36
UberXL
$55 - $65
Select
$75 - $85
Black
$100 - $120
Black SUV
$130 - $160
Lux
$160 - $180
Taxi from El Monte to Universal Studios, Hollywood
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035

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