West Hollywood Transportation and Walkable Areas

All of us locals know what a walkable city West Hollywood is —with its Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica Blvd, and The Sunset Strip.  We just came across this wonderful article by Tracy Pattin.  She writes about all things WeHo, and lays out West Hollywood transportation options from its core to some of L.A.’s most famous landmarks.  This article can be found at Visit West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Transportation

West Hollywood Transportation

By Tracy Pattin:

West Hollywood is known as “The Most Walkable City” (Walk Score 2011) and the fourth most walkable city in the nation. You can come here on vacation, tuck your car away in your hotel garage (most likely you’re staying at a hotel on the Sunset Strip or nearby) and stroll to great restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and shopping. You can even walk down to Santa Monica Boulevard and stroll some more, then make your way down to The Pacific Design Center on Melrose Ave for great people watching and art gallery hopping. It’s a great way to sight-see in West Hollywood… all on foot!

But what if you don’t feel like walking? And you don’t want to hop in your car?

Metro Information

Online: www.metro.net
Phone: 323.466.3876

Cost: $1.50 (transfers .35 when taking buses in other cities.) or purchase a TAP Card (Metro Card for day and week passes) at 8272 Santa Monica Blvd or 8969 Santa Monica Blvd.  West Hollywood Transportation:

  • Eastern Part of West Hollywood: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going East. Take #4 or #704 Rapid. (This bus goes the length of Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood)
  • Universal Studios: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going East. Take #4 or #704 Rapid to Santa Monica Blvd and Highland. Then take #156 to Ventura Blvd and Lankershim. Cross the street and take shuttle up to Universal Studios.
  • Hollywood’s Walk of Fame: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going East. Take #4 or #704 Rapid. Get off at Santa Monica Blvd and Fairfax Ave. Transfer to #780 Rapid North or #217 North. Get off at Hollywood and Highland. OR Walk from Fairfax Ave to Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. (1.3 miles. Takes 3 minutes).
  • Downtown Los Angeles Union Station: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. (And San Vicente Blvd.) going East. Take #704 Rapid going East. Get off at Union Station.
  • Downtown Los Angeles/ Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum (601 W.Temple Street) Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going East. Take # 4. Get off at Temple St. (between Grand Ave. and Hill St.). Walk 1 block West.
  • Malibu: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going West. Take #704 Rapid or #4 to 4th and Broadway in Santa Monica (the city). Walk over to the 3rd Street Promenade. Take Met-ro #534 (bus says “Malibu”) to Malibu. Bus will take you to several stops in Malibu. Ask the bus driver for suggestions on where to exit.
  • Santa Monica: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going West. Take Metro Rapid #704 or #4. Get off on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica (the city). (Across the street from the beach)
  • Venice Beach: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going West. Take #704 Rapid or #4 to 4th and Broadway in Santa Monica (the city). Take Santa Monica #1 NW corner, heading West (called the “Big Blue Bus”). Get off at Windward and Main in Venice.
  • Santa Barbara: Start on Santa Monica Blvd. going East. Take #704 Rapid to Union Station. Take AMTRAK (800-872-7245) to Santa Barbara. Trip from Union Station to Santa Barbara takes 2 1/2 hours.
  • Disneyland: Start on San Vicente Blvd. going South (at Santa Monica Blvd). Take the #30. Get off at Pico and Figueroa. Take #460 (says “Disneyland”). Trip takes 2 hours and 51 minutes.


Tours of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles available through Glitterati Tours.