Issue: Spring 2017

Getting Around in Hollywood

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 use the easy-to-follow map and 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. Use your TAP card to get 30% off. With the inauguration of the new DASH Observatory bus service, the Greek Theatre, the Observatory and Mt. Hollywood Drive are linked with Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz. The new service connects to the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station enabling riders from across the region to use public transit. This service will run every 20 minutes daily from noon-10pm. 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? Call (323) 466-3876. Schedules and maps at 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 12:30am and ‘till 2am on Friday and Saturday. Schedules and maps at 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 other 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 1627 N. Vine Street (about a ½ 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 to 10:15pm daily, including weekends and holidays. Fare is $8 one way. Two children age five and under ride for free with each paying adult. Cash is not accepted; Credit/Debit cards only. (866) 435-9529. DH