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There are 6 ways to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu by tram, bus, 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

Tram, line 534 bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch 534

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 720 bus, line 534 bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from Wilshire / Vermont to 5th / Colorado 720 / ...
  2. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch 534

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Line 750 bus, line 734 bus, bus, line 534 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 750 bus from Universal / Studio City Station to Ventura / Sepulveda 750
  2. Take the line 734 bus from Sepulveda / Ventura to Sepulveda / Santa Monica 734 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Santa Monica / Sepulveda to Broadway / 4th 704 / ...
  4. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch 534

$5 - $12

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu 32.3 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu 32.3 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  41 min

  1. Take an Uber from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu 32.3 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu is to line 720 bus and line 534 bus which costs $2 - $5 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Universal Studios, Hollywood station to Malibu. However, there are services departing from Universal / Studio City Station and arriving at Civic Center / Stuart Ranch via Sepulveda / Ventura, Santa Monica / Sepulveda and 5th / Colorado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Universal Studios, Hollywood and Malibu is 21 miles. The road distance is 32.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu without a car is to tram and line 534 bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $4 - $7.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu, including transfers.

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Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Universal / Studio City Station.

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Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Civic Center / Stuart Ranch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu is 32 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu.

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There are 116+ hotels available in Malibu. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu.
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  • Distance: 20.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu via Universal / Studio City Station, Wilshire / Vermont Station, Wilshire / Vermont, and 5th / Colorado in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Vermont to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Universal / Studio City Station to Ventura / Sepulveda
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Sepulveda / Ventura to Sepulveda / Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Sepulveda to Broadway / 4th
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Wb & Sepulveda Fs to 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$35 - $50
Assist
$35 - $50
Español
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $80
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$130 - $160
Black SUV
$160 - $200
Lux
$180 - $230
Taxi from Universal Studios, Hollywood to Malibu
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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