The Getty Mobile

Where to Find Us

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, California 90049

(310) 440-7300

What to See

European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs

A selection from the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute

Modern architecture and gardens

Opening Hours
The Getty Center site and galleries are open:

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE, no reservations required.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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Driving Directions
The Getty Center is located near the intersection of the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405) and the Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10). Take the Getty Center Drive exit from the 405 and follow the signs to the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Please note that there is no public access to the Getty Center from the residential neighborhood to the south. Access to the Getty Center entrance is only via the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Parking is $15 per car.

Parking is based on availability. 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.

Getty Center Tram
A computer-operated tram takes you from the street-level parking facility to the top of the hill. Take the elevators in the parking garage up to the Lower Tram Station (T1). When arriving at or departing from the Getty Center, please allow plenty of time for tram lines on busy days.

The tram is fully accessible.

Public Transportaion
Get to the Getty Center via public transport! The Getty Center is served by Metro Rapid Line 761, which stops at the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard. To find the route that is best for you, call (800) COMMUTE or use the Trip Planner on, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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.

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).

Motorcycles and Bicycles
Motorcycles and bicycles may be parked at no charge on the entry level of the parking structure. Bike racks are located by the elevators.

Groups of more than 15 motorcyclists must make a reservation and pay a separate fee for each space. Two motorcycles will fit in one space.

Oversized Vehicles
Parking for vehicles between 6'10" and 12'6" tall and of standard car length and width is available on level P1. There is no parking for RVs, motor homes, limousines, and other larger vehicles.

Electric Cars
Parking with plug-ins for electric vehicles is available.

Groups and Tour Buses
See Tips for Groups for information about accommodations for groups of 15 or more.