There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory by bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, subway  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Highland Ave & 14th St to 37th St Transitway Station
  2. Take the bus from Harbor Transitway / 37th St / Usc to Olive / 5th
  3. Take the subway from Pershing Square Station to Vermont / Sunset Station
  4. Take the bus from Vermont Ave & Sunset Blvd to Vermont Canyon Rd

$5 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 232 bus, line 102 bus, line 754 bus, bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the line 232 bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center 232
  2. Take the line 102 bus from LAX City Bus Center to Exposition / Vermont 102
  3. Take the line 754 bus from Vermont / Exposition to Vermont / Sunset 754
  4. Take the bus from Vermont Ave & Sunset Blvd to Griffith Observatory

$5 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory 23.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory 23.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  37 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory 23.1 miles

$30 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 37 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory. However, there are services departing from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach and arriving at Griffith Observatory via LAX City Bus Center, Vermont / Exposition and Vermont Ave & Sunset Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Manhattan Beach and Griffith Observatory is 17 miles. The road distance is 23.1 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 34m and costs $5 - $12.

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It takes approximately 1h 34m 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 Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach station.

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Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Griffith Observatory station.

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

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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 LAX City Bus Center, Exposition / Vermont, Vermont / Exposition, Vermont Ave & Sunset Blvd, and Griffith Observatory in around 2h 51m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Pershing Square Station to Vermont / Sunset Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Highland Ave & 14th St to 37th St Transitway Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Ladot
Bus from Vermont Ave & Sunset Blvd to Vermont Canyon Rd
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ladot
Bus from Vermont Ave & Sunset Blvd to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ladot
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Harbor Transitway / 37th St / Usc to Olive / 5th
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from LAX City Bus Center to Exposition / Vermont
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Vermont / Exposition to Vermont / Sunset
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $35
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uber.com
Pool
$30 - $35
Assist
$31 - $36
Español
$31 - $36
UberX
$31 - $36
WAV
$31 - $36
UberXL
$50 - $60
Select
$75 - $85
Black
$100 - $120
Black SUV
$130 - $150
Lux
$160 - $180
Taxi from Manhattan Beach to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
37 min
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
lataxi.com
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
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com

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