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How To Reach Universal Studios Hollywood?

How do you get to Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, LA?

We have got your back! Read along with the instructions from the closest public and private transportation stop and methods to get to Universal Studios from Hollywood and other places. 

This makes finding the fastest route to reach Universal Studios headquarters easy.

The location of Universal Studios Hollywood is near the 101 Freeway in Universal City (also the Universal Studios’ headquarters), just north of Hollywood.

To the north of Downtown Los Angeles, it takes around 10 minutes to reach Universal Studios Hollywood.

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Get Universal Studios California Directions.

There are five ways to reach Universal Studios by different transportation methods.

  • By Metro
  • By Bus
  • By Tour
  • By Private Transfer
  • By Car

By Metro

By Metro
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The nearest subway stop to Universal Studios in Los Angeles is Universal City/Studio City.

You may ride the Metro Red Line rail to the Universal City station from Downtown LA or Hollywood.

It is an uphill walk of 800 meters (half a mile) to the entrance of Universal Studios from the station.

That is why we advise using the free Universal Studios shuttle directly across from the metro station to Universal Studios.

Every 10 to 15 minutes, a metro train to Universal Studios Hollywood departs from the station and lets visitors off at the entrance of Universal Studios Hollywood.

Shuttles to Universal Studios Hollywood run from 7 am to 8 pm, two hours after the park’s daily closing time of 6 pm.

By Bus

Passengers can board Universal Studios Hollywood bus — Buses 155 or 224 that drop them off at a bus station close to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Bus 155 travels from North Hollywood Station to Burbank Station via Riverside-Olive.

It operates every day from 4.30 am to 9.29 pm.

Bus 224 has its route from Sylmar Station to Universal Studios Station. It has timing from 4.24 am to 8.46 pm daily.

After a 10-minute walk in that direction, one can use the shuttle to travel to the attraction.

By Tour

Many private and public guided tours provide a complete sightseeing experience of Universal Studios Hollywood and all the famous sights of  LA.

For just $105, the Hop On Hop Off Los Angeles Tour includes the Original Hollywood, City Sightseeing Los Angeles, Hop On, Hop Off, and Celebrity Homes Tour. 

For a more private experience, book the Hollywood Film Studios & TMZ Private Day Tour, which takes you around the iconic locations of LA and Hollywood.

If you are in San Diego, opt for the Private Small Tour from San Diego, which offers pickup directly from San Diego Airport.

By Private Transfer

Choose a hassle-free private transfer from Los Angeles to Hollywood or Burbank, California. 

This will help you save time on paperwork and rental car arrangements with our Los Angeles/Universal Studios Private Transfer.

If you are in Orange County North and neighboring cities, go for  Universal Studios/Burbank to or from Orange County North Private Transfer

By Car

By Car
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It is best to avoid driving to Universal Studios because Los Angeles has many cars, and traffic is often chaotic.

Utilizing Google Maps is the most straightforward way to get there, making it easy.

Parking signs indicate Universal Studios Hollywood, where you can easily reach through Universal Studios Boulevard and the 101 Freeway in Universal City.

Check out the Universal Studios Hollywood parking to learn about the parking rates.

You can use the exit from Lankershim Boulevard or Universal Studios Boulevard to enter the attraction’s entrance by following the signs.

They are conveniently located on a hilltop overlooking Hollywood. Just to the north of Los Angeles’s city center is Universal City.

How to reach from different locations?

There are three ways to reach Universal Studios Hollywood, LA.

Getting to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is easy whether you drive or use public transportation.

From the Los Angeles International Airport

To get to the 105 Freeway, follow the sign from the terminal to get to the 110 Harbor Freeway North and take the 105 Freeway East

Get on the 101 Hollywood Freeway North after going through the downtown area. 

To reach the Universal Studios Blvd. exit, continue on the 101 Freeway. 

Follow the signs to Universal Studios and the parking spaces by turning right along Universal Studios Boulevard.

From Hollywood

Follow the signs to Universal Studios Hollywood by taking the 101 Hollywood Freeway north to Universal Studios Blvd.

We recommend checking out how to travel from Universal Studios Hollywood to Disneyland.

From Santa Monica

To get to the 405 Freeway North, take the 10 Santa Monica Freeway East

The 101 Ventura Freeway East/South exit is available. Take that exit.

Stay on the 101 Freeway and take the Lankershim Boulevard exit

Follow the Universal Studios Hollywood directions to the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood by turning right.

From Anaheim

Take the Northbound 5 Golden State Freeway and take the 101 Hollywood Freeway North exit.

Drive on the 101 Freeway until you reach the Universal Studios Blvd. exit

Follow the signs to Universal Studios and the parking spaces by turning right along Universal Studios Boulevard.

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