Parking and Access

Pay Once, Park Twice

Get same-day parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa for one $15 fee. Visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa to obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other site.


Parking is $15 per car or motorcycle, and $10 after 5:00 p.m. for the Getty Center's evening hours on Saturdays when we are open until 9:00 p.m., as well as for all evening public programming, including music, film, lectures, and other special programs.

Self-service pay stations make it convenient to pay for parking at the Getty Center. Take a ticket upon entering the parking structure, park your car, and then bring your ticket to any of the parking pay stations, or to the parking office at the tram departure station, to have it validated. All pay stations accept credit cards and many accept cash. You will need a validated ticket to exit the parking structure. Find the stations by the elevators on every level of the parking structure, as well as behind the tram station at the top of the hill.

Parking reservations are neither required nor accepted.

Street parking in the surrounding neighborhood is restricted.

There are designated handicapped-accessible spaces on the entry level of the parking structure.

Limited parking with plug-ins for electric vehicles is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Motorcyclists must pay the parking fee.

Parking for vehicles between 6'10" and 12'6" tall, and of standard car length and width is available on P1.

See Group Reservations for information about accommodations for groups of 15 or more, including parking for tour buses and other group vehicles.

For more parking information, see frequently asked questions.

Access by Public Transportation

The Getty Center is served by Metro Rapid Line 734, which stops at the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Note: Beginning December 14, 2014, Metro Rapid Line 761 was replaced by Metro Rapid Line 734.

Get complete route information from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO): 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876), or use the METRO Trip Planner at Metro buses require exact change.

Access by Taxi

There is a taxi stop on level P1 of the parking structure.

Direct phone lines to city-licensed cab companies are located on level P1 and at the Lower Tram Station (T1).

Access by Motorcycle and Bicycle

Bicyclists can park without charge on the entry level of the parking structure. Bike racks are located by the elevators.

Motorcyclists must pay the parking fee. Groups of more than 15 motorcyclists must make a group reservation. Two motorcycles will fit in one space.


Passenger drop-offs are permitted from cars or vans carrying 15 passengers or less. Drop passengers off in the designated area located outside of the main parking structure.