There are 5 ways to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory by subway, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Subway, bus  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the subway from Universal / Studio City Station to Vermont / Sunset Station Metro Red Line
  2. Take the bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd DASH Observatory

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Subway  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the subway from Universal / Studio City Station to Hollywood / Western Station Metro Red Line

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory 8.3 miles

$40 - $50

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory 8.3 miles

$11 - $16

Walk  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Walk from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory 7.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory is to subway which costs $2 - $5 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory is to taxi which costs $40 - $50 and takes 19 min.

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The distance between Universal Studios, Hollywood and Griffith Observatory is 3 miles.

It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Griffith Observatory is Burbank (BUR) Airport which is 6.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Los Angeles (LAX) (13.7 miles), Long Beach (LGB) (22.7 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (39.6 miles) and San Diego (SAN) (115.7 miles).

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Map of how to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory.
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  • Distance: 3.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

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

There is no direct connection from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory. However, you can take the walk to Universal / Studio City Station, take the subway to Vermont / Sunset Station, take the walk to Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd., take the bus to Vermont Canyon Rd, then take the walk to Griffith Observatory. Alternatively, Metro Los Angeles operates a vehicle from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 8 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Universal / Studio City Station to Vermont / Sunset Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from Universal / Studio City Station to Hollywood / Western Station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$11 - $16
Assist
$12 - $16
Español
$12 - $16
UberX
$12 - $16
WAV
$12 - $16
UberXL
$19 - $25
Select
$30 - $40
Black
$40 - $55
Black SUV
$50 - $70
Lux
$60 - $80
Taxi from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Griffith Observatory
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com

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