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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory by bus, subway, 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

Bus, subway  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Figueroa & 7th
  2. Take the subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Vermont / Sunset Station
  3. Take the bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd

$4 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 126 bus, line 212 bus  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the line 126 bus from Highland / 14th to Hawthorne / Lennox Station Layover 126
  2. Take the line 212 bus from Hawthorne / Lennox Station Layover to Hollywood / Argyle 212

$2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  37m

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory 23.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  37m

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory 23.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  37m

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory 23.2 miles

$26 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory is to line 126 bus and line 212 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory. However, there are services departing from Highland / 14th and arriving at Los Feliz / Vermont via Hawthorne / Lennox Station Layover and Hollywood / Argyle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Manhattan Beach and Griffith Observatory is 17 miles. The road distance is 23.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory without a car is to bus and subway which takes 1h 39m and costs $4 - $9.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory, including transfers.

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Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Highland / 14th station.

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Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Hollywood / Argyle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory is 23 miles. It takes approximately 37m to drive from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory.

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There are 2672+ hotels available in Griffith Observatory. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory.
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  • Distance: 17.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

What companies run services between Manhattan Beach, CA, USA and Griffith Observatory, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory via Hawthorne / Lennox Station Layover, Hollywood / Argyle, and Los Feliz / Vermont in around 3h 19m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Vermont / Sunset Station
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Figueroa & 7th
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Highland / 14th to Hawthorne / Lennox Station Layover
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Hawthorne / Lennox Station Layover to Hollywood / Argyle
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$26 - $35
Assist
$28 - $35
Español
$28 - $35
UberX
$28 - $35
WAV
$28 - $35
UberXL
$45 - $60
Select
$65 - $90
Black
$95 - $120
Black SUV
$120 - $150
Lux
$140 - $180
Taxi from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
37m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
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
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com

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