There are 6 ways to get from Long Beach to Universal City by tram, subway, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Tram, subway  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Long Beach Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Blue Line
  2. Take the subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Long Beach to LAX
  2. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood LAX to Hollywood

$17 - $20

Line 61 bus, tram  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 61 bus from First & Shelter G S to Artesia Station Layover Area 61 / ...
  2. Take the tram from Artesia Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Blue Line

$5

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Long Beach to Universal City 34.5 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Long Beach to Universal City 34.5 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Long Beach to Universal City 34.5 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Long Beach station to Universal City. However, there are services departing from Downtown Long Beach Station and arriving at Hollywood via Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Long Beach and Universal City is 28 miles. The road distance is 34.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Beach to Universal City without a car is to tram and subway which takes 1 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Long Beach to Universal City, including transfers.

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Long Beach to Universal City bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, arrive at Downtown Long Beach Station.

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Long Beach to Universal City bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, arrive at Hollywood station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Beach to Universal City is 34 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Long Beach to Universal City.

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There are 2439+ hotels available in Universal City. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Long Beach to Universal City.
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  • Distance: 27.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

What companies run services between Long Beach, CA, USA and Universal City, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Long Beach to Universal City via Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Long Beach Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Artesia Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Hollywood
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
lawa.org
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from First & Shelter G S to Artesia Station Layover Area
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Long Beach to Universal City
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$35 - $50
Assist
$40 - $55
Español
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
UberXL
$65 - $85
Select
$95 - $130
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Lux
$190 - $250
Taxi from Long Beach to Universal City
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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