Parking and Access


Parking is $15 per car or motorcycle, and $10 after 4:00 p.m.

Arrive Early

The parking lot fills on busy days, especially during summer and school holidays. For easiest parking, arrive early. The parking structure opens at 9:30 a.m. The tram, coffee cart, and Central Garden also open at 9:30 a.m., while the galleries open at 10:00 a.m.

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.

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.

Access by Public Transportation

We encourage visitors to consider public transportation when visiting the Getty Center--especially during the summer, winter break, and spring break periods. Free Park and Ride lots are available throughout Los Angeles County.

Metro bus lines 734 and 234 stop at the Getty Center entrance, located at the intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. Metro Rapid Line 734 (PDF schedule) runs Monday–Friday, and Metro Local 234 (PDF schedule) runs weekends, holidays, early and late weekday hours. Passengers can connect to the Metro Expo Rail Line at the Expo/Sepulveda Station.

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.

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.