Take the DASH Observatory Bus to the Griffith Observatory & the Greek Theatre

Bus service to the two L.A. icons runs every day.

Griffith Observatory, Interior
Griffith Observatory, Interior  |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

Launched in March 2017, the DASH Observatory Bus offers convenient transportation to two L.A. icons, the Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre. The service runs seven days a week— even on Mondays, when the Observatory is closed.

Griffith Observatory with Hiking Trail | Photo: Discover Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory with Hiking Trail | Photo: Discover Los Angeles

Connect to the DASH Observatory bus via the Sunset/Vermont Station of the Metro Red Line. The DASH Observatory Bus runs every 20 minutes Monday through Friday from noon to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Board at the northeast corner of Vermont/Sunset. DASH fare is $.50 if you pay cash, or $.35 with TAP card. Rides are free through June if you have a Metro 7-day or 30-day pass!

Hollywood Sign viewed from Griffith Observatory at sunset
The Hollywood Sign viewed from Griffith Observatory | Photo: Melissa Turner

By riding the DASH Observatory Bus, visitors and locals alike will spend less time looking for parking, and more time looking at the stars, hiking, and taking selfies with the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

The launch of the bus service coincided with paid parking at Griffith Observatory, which went into effect on March 21. If you choose to drive up, parking will cost $4 per hour at the Observatory parking lot and along its main access road in the higher elevation of the park.

For more information, visit the DASH Observatory Bus website.