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Parking and Access

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

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

On-site parking is available for all ticket holders and is $15 per car or motorcycle, and $10 per car or motorcycle after 5:00 p.m. for all evening public programming, including theater, music, film, lectures, and other special programs.

Free Parking for Military

As part of the Blue Star Museums, active duty military and their families get free parking between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 26–September 1, 2014). Show your I.D. at the parking kiosk when you enter.

Learn more about acceptable forms of I.D. and the Blue Star Museums collaboration.

Visitors to the Getty Villa are not permitted to park anywhere other than the Getty Villa as a condition of the Conditional Use Permit issued by the City of Los Angeles.

No pedestrians may enter the Villa except for ticket holders arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

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

Motorcyclists must pay the parking fee. One motorcycle will fit in each space.

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, limousines, and other larger vehicles.

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

Metro Bus 534 stops at Coastline Drive and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) directly across from the Getty Villa entrance. Passengers exit the bus at PCH and Coastline Drive. You must have your Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

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 www.metro.net. Metro buses require exact change.

Access by Taxi

Taxis can drop off and pick up passengers in the designated area inside the Villa entrance gate. Security officers or Visitor Services staff will direct the taxi to the drop-off area.

Visitors who take a taxi to the Villa must present a taxi receipt along with a Villa ticket.

Access by Motorcycle and Bicycle

Bicyclists can park without charge at the Pacific Coast Highway gate. A complimentary shuttle takes you to the Visitor Drop-Off Shuttle Stop near the Loggia.

Motorcyclists must pay the parking fee. One motorcycle will fit in each space.

Drop-offs

Passenger drop-offs are permitted inside the entrance gate for vehicles of nine passengers or less, once each person being dropped off has been checked for a Villa ticket. Security officers or Visitor Services staff at the Getty Villa entrance gate will direct you to the drop-off area.

No walk-ins are permitted except for those arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.