Getting around Hollywood no longer has to involve looking for a parking spot or inching along Hollywood Boulevard. As local residents and tourists become more familiar with the convenience of DASH Hollywood and Metro Rail, getting to their destination has become easier. The regional transportation system has evolved, and now natives and newcomers alike can simply pick up an easy-to-follow map, and with some change in their pockets, arrive at any number of Hollywood locations with ease.
DASH Hollywood shuttle runs between Highland and Vermont Aves., Franklin Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. Anyone can hop on DASH shuttle for 50¢ (seniors 25¢) at one of the many Hollywood stops where the shuttle bus arrives approximately every half hour. DASH Beachwood Canyon connects Argyle & Hollywood Red Line Station and runs north to Beachwood & Westshire with 13 stops along the route. Although there are no connections to destinations outside of Hollywood, DASH provides effective shorter distance transport. Use your TAP card to get 30% off.
DASH Hollywood runs from 7am to 7:20pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 7:20pm Saturdays. DASH Beachwood runs from 6:45am to 7:37pm Monday-Friday and 7:40am-6:22pm Saturdays. No service on Sundays or major holidays. Questions? (323) 466-3876. Schedules and maps at www.ladottransit.com/dash
For longer routes there is the Metro Rail. The $1.75 ticket is obtained at the self-service machines located within the stations. An all-day pass, good for DASH, Metro buses, and the Metro subway, is only $7.00. The Metro Rail Red Line goes between North Hollywood and Union Station, with trains in both directions arriving approximately every ten minutes at the three Hollywood stops. From Hollywood, Universal Studios can be reached in five minutes and downtown in 15 minutes. The Metro Subway Red Line operates from 4:31am to 12:30 and till 2am on Fri and Sat. Schedules and maps at www.metro.net/riding/maps
Connections can be made to Pasadena on the Gold Line, to Long Beach via the Blue and Green Lines, LAX via the Green Line, and to a number of further locations from downtown's Union Station via Metrolink trains. Maps are available on site which clearly mark distances and appropriate transfers. Also available is the Metro 24 hour Owl Service.
LAX FlyAway® provides bus service between Hollywood and LAX. The bus departs from Selma Ave. at Argyle Ave. (one block south of Hollywood Blvd.) for LAX hourly from 5:15am to 9:15pm daily and departs LAX Terminal 1 for Hollywood hourly from 6:15am-10:15pm daily, including weekends and holidays. Fare is $8 one way. Cash is not accepted; Credit/Debit cards only. (866) 435-9529. www.LAXFlyAway.org DH