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There are 6 ways to get from Union Station to Griffith Observatory by subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Subway  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Hollywood / Western Station Metro Red Line

$3 - $5

5 alternative options

Subway, bus  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Vermont / Sunset Station Metro Red Line
  2. Take the bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd DASH Observatory

$3 - $5

Line 2 bus, bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Sunset / Figueroa to Sunset / Virgil 2
  2. Take the bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd DASH Observatory

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  27m

  1. Take a taxi from Union Station to Griffith Observatory 20.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  27m

  1. Drive from Union Station to Griffith Observatory 20.4 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  27m

  1. Take an Uber from Union Station to Griffith Observatory 20.4 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Griffith Observatory is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Griffith Observatory is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union Station to Griffith Observatory. However, there are services departing from Sunset / Figueroa and arriving at Vermont Canyon Rd via Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 19m.

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The distance between Union Station and Griffith Observatory is 6 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Griffith Observatory without a car is to subway which takes 1h 13m and costs $2 - $5.

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It takes approximately 1h 13m to get from Union Station to Griffith Observatory, including transfers.

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Union Station to Griffith Observatory bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Sunset / Figueroa station.

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Union Station to Griffith Observatory bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Vermont Canyon Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Griffith Observatory is 20 miles. It takes approximately 27m to drive from Union Station to Griffith Observatory.

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There are 2582+ hotels available in Griffith Observatory. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Union Station to Griffith Observatory.
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  • Distance: 5.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and Griffith Observatory, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Union Station to Griffith Observatory via Sunset / Figueroa, Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd., and Vermont Canyon Rd in around 1h 19m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Hollywood / Western Station
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Vermont / Sunset Station
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.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 Sunset / Figueroa to Sunset / Virgil
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Station to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$24 - $35
Assist
$25 - $35
Español
$25 - $35
UberX
$25 - $35
WAV
$25 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$60 - $80
Black
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$100 - $140
Lux
$120 - $160
Taxi from Union Station to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
27m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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

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