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    Getty Center Parking

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 10, 2013

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    As you may know, the Getty Center is free, but Parking is not and limited to the parking available inside the parking structure.

    From the site:
    New Self-Service Parking Pay Stations
    Our 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 fees remain unchanged at $15 before 5:00 p.m., $10 after.

    Parking is $15 per car or motorcycle, but $10 after 5:00 p.m. for the Getty Center's evening hours on Saturdays (when we are open until 9:00 p.m.), as well as for all evening public programming, including music, film, lectures, and other special programs held after 5:00 p.m.

    Parking is based on availability. Parking reservations are neither required nor accepted.

    Street parking in the surrounding neighborhood is restricted.

    For more parking information, see frequently asked questions.

    Parking for Visitors with Disabilities
    There are designated handicapped-accessible spaces on the entry level of the parking structure.

    Parking for Electric Cars
    Limited parking with plug-ins for electric vehicles is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Parking for 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.

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

    1200 Getty Center Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679

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    Getty Center Tram

    by Yaqui Written Mar 10, 2013

    A computer-operated tram takes you from the street-level entrance to the top of the hill. The tram is fully accessible. From the parking structure, take the elevators up to the Lower Tram Station (T1).

    You are also welcome to walk up or down the hill, along the pedestrian sidewalk, instead of taking the tram. The path is about 3/4 mile and has a moderately steep grade. Depending on your pace, the walk usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

    1200 Getty Center Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679

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    Free Parking Getty Museum

    by SJTravel Updated Jul 29, 2007

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    If you plan on going to the Getty Museum on the weekend, don't worry about getting there early. If you go a little later in the day, after the $8 regular parking is full, you can park for free in the overflow lot which is about 2 miles south of the Getty parking. You just continue South on Sepulveda Blvd and you will see signs to the overflow parking/ Constitution Parking lot. It is free to park there and there is a shuttle that will take you to and from the museum. You may have to wait a little bit for the shuttles, but you won't be waiting too long, and there is a tent so that you can be in shade. The shuttle bus ride is not that long and if it is hot, they have excellent an excellent air conditioner. One thing to remember when you are leaving The Getty is that you arrived on the shuttle bus, not the tram.

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