Parking and Transportation


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Parking

Parking is $15 per car or motorcycle; $10 after 3 p.m.

On-site parking is available for all ticket holders.

Accessible Parking Spaces

There are designated accessible spaces on the right after entering the South Parking structure and at the entrance of Central Parking.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric vehicle charging (levels 1 and 2) is available on a first-come, first-served basis at South Parking (P2 to P1 ramp) and at Central Parking (near the entrance).

Oversized Vehicle Parking

Parking is available for vehicles up to 6'10" and of standard car length and width. There is no parking for oversized vehicles such as RVs, motor homes, and limousines.

Parking for Groups

If you are visiting in a group of more than 15 people, please see Group Reservations to make a reservation and for information about parking.

Parking Deal

Get same-day parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa for one $15 fee. (Offer not valid on Mondays or Tuesdays.)

To obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other site, visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa.

Driving between the Center and the Villa usually takes 20–45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Monthly Parking Cards

Frequent visitors may buy parking cards in various monthly increments for use at the Getty Center and Getty Villa. Cards are for sale at the Getty Center Parking Office located on the tram level (T1) of the Main Parking Garage.

Details:

  • Valid for 31-day periods starting on the day of purchase.
  • Non-transferable, non-refundable and valid until the expiration date printed on the front of the card.
  • Up to four people in the purchaser’s household (including the purchaser) can be authorized to use the card. All authorized users must be stated at time of purchase. Authorized users cannot be changed after purchase.
  • Valid only during public operating hours of the Getty Center and Getty Villa.
  • Cards can be used for one passenger vehicle per day at each location.
  • A driver’s license or other secondary form of identification may be requested at time of use.
  • Cards reported as lost or stolen, or determined to be transferred or counterfeited, will not be honored.
  • Cards do not guarantee that parking at the Getty Center or Getty Villa will be available.
  • To use the card at the Getty Villa, remember to book a free timed-entry ticket before your visit.

Pricing:

1 Month$81
3 Months$243
6 Months$486
9 Months$729
12 Months$972

Arriving by Car or Motorcycle

The only entrance to the Getty Villa is from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Turning left across PCH is illegal and you are not permitted to enter the site via Coastline Drive.

You cannot park anywhere other than the Getty Villa as a condition of the Conditional Use Permit issued by the City of Los Angeles. Walk-in visitors will not be permitted to enter the site unless they arrive by public bus and have the bus driver hole-punch their tickets.

Arriving by Bicycle

Bicyclists can park for free at the Pacific Coast Highway gate.

Arriving by Taxi

Taxis can drop off and pick up passengers at a designated area.

Ask your driver to pull into the Villa entrance gate and to tell staff that they are dropping off or picking up a passenger.

Once staff confirms each person being dropped off has a Villa ticket, passenger drop-offs are permitted. Staff will direct the driver to the drop-off/pick-up area.

Do not have the driver drop you off outside the Getty Villa entrance. Due to our Conditional Use Permit with the City of Los Angeles, walk-in visitors are not permitted to enter the site unless they arrive by public bus and have the bus driver hole-punch their tickets.

Arriving by Personal Vehicle, including Lyft or Uber

A personal vehicle carries nine passengers or less.

Ask your driver to pull into the Villa entrance gate and to tell staff that they are dropping off or picking up a passenger.

Once staff confirms each person being dropped off has a Villa ticket, passenger drop-offs are permitted. Staff will direct the driver to the drop-off/pick-up area.

Do not have the driver drop you off outside the Getty Villa entrance. Due to our Conditional Use Permit with the City of Los Angeles, walk-in visitors are not permitted to enter the site unless they arrive by public bus and have the bus driver hole-punch their tickets.

Arriving by Public Transportation

If you arrive by bus, you must have the bus driver hole-punch your Villa ticket before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

Metro bus line 534 stops at Pacific Coast Highway and Coastline Drive, directly across from the Getty Villa entrance.

Free Park and Ride lots are available throughout Los Angeles County.

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 (opens in new window).

Show your valid TAP card at The Getty Store and save 10% on your purchase.