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May 26, 2016

Go Metro to the Getty

Your daily dose of inspiration is just a bus ride away


Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607

Getty Center © J. Paul Getty Trust            
LOS ANGELES – The opening of the Expo Line creates new opportunities to take public transportation options to both the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

Now Metro offers direct bus service to both sites from Expo Line stations. To get to the Getty Center, hop on Metro Bus 734 on weekdays and 234 on the weekends at the Metro Expo Line Sepulveda station.
To get to the Villa, take the Metro Express 534 at 5th Street and Colorado Avenue, across the street from the Downtown Santa Monica Station. (You’ll still need a free timed ticket, available at – just have the bus driver punch it when you get on the bus.)

Taking the bus means that your entire visit to the Getty is free – no parking fee, no parking garage, just the art and the views and you.

Enjoy summer evening hours and events at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, and leave the driving to Metro.

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.

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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations:  the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.
Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Mondays, January 1, Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Summer hours through Sept. 4, 2016: Fridays and Saturdays open until 9 p.m., Sundays open until 7 p.m. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 4 p.m. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.
Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and most major holidays, open on July 4. Summer hours through Aug. 27, 2016: Saturdays open until 9 p.m. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets should be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 4 p.m. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.
Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for one fee through the Getty's Pay Once, Park Twice program. 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.
Additional information is available at
Sign up for e-Getty at to receive free monthly highlights of events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa via e-mail, or visit for a complete calendar of public programs.
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