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There are 5 ways to get from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood by bus, tram, subway, taxi or car

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Line 501 bus, line 224 bus  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the line 501 bus from Walnut / Raymond to North Hollywood Station 501
  2. Take the line 224 bus from Lankershim / Chandler to Lankershim / Valleyheart 224

$3 - $6

4 alternative options

Tram, subway  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line Metro L Line
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro B Line

$4

Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Colorado / Garfield to Hollywood / Western 180/181

$4

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood 14.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood 14.7 miles

$1 - $3

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The most affordable way to get from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood. However, there are services departing from Walnut / Raymond and arriving at Lankershim / Valleyheart via Lankershim / Chandler. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pasadena station to Universal Studios, Hollywood station. However, there are services departing from Memorial Park Station and arriving at Universal / Studio City Station via Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Pasadena and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 12 miles. The road distance is 14.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood without a car is to line 501 bus and line 224 bus which takes 1h 12m and costs $2 - $6.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Walnut / Raymond station.

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Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood train services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Memorial Park Station.

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Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Lankershim / Valleyheart station.

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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

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

You can take a bus from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood via North Hollywood Station, Lankershim / Chandler, and Lankershim / Valleyheart in around 1h 12m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
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
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Walnut / Raymond to North Hollywood Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Lankershim / Chandler to Lankershim / Valleyheart
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Colorado / Garfield to Hollywood / Western
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Other operators
Taxi from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Rosie Taxi Cab
Phone
+1 805-258-8937
Website
rosietaxicab.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
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611

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Pasadena 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 Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood is 15 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Pasadena to Universal Studios, Hollywood.

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There are 2170+ hotels available in Universal Studios, Hollywood. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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