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Old Oct 13, 06, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by PCTraveler
Best option is likely a cab which I'm guessing will be $30-40 each way. Renting a car will prob cost the same (when you count parking charges), if price is an issue, and you will also have to deal with parking.

You may want to call the concierge at the hotel in advance and see if there are other options.
Figure its between $70 and $100 to take a cab both ways or to arrange for a driver. I am sure the hotel could arrange to get you a cheap rental car for 1 day for less money than that. Check with the concierge.

If they will, my suggestion is to go a little out of the way on the start of your journey and take Olympic Blvd. It will be faster in the long run.
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Old Oct 14, 06, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by Non-NonRev
What two-bus routing were you looking at? Metro bus route #2 runs (essentially) on Sunset from the Pacific Ocean to downtown LA - this means that it will stop on Sunset in front of the BHH (at or near the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Beverly Drive), and it will take you to the corner of Grand and Temple, which is just two blocks away from the WDCH (which is at the corner of Grand and 1st Street. ]
The "trip planner function" actually provides two choices for 1st/Grand Ave. The first one was bus 305 to 550 or 305 to 445. The second is the choice you mentioned. With just one bus, this is potentially do-able. I'll also investigate a cheap rental car option.
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Old Oct 14, 06, 5:09 am
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Walk down a few blocks to wilshire,take the wilshire express bus to Bh and get off in BH-hail a cab from there.
Or take the metro(station a block from DH)to hollywood and highland and take a cab from there.
Bit of a hassle-but if time is not as much of a strain as is money.
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Old Oct 14, 06, 8:19 am
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If you're set on using public transportation, I would agree with the last post:

Take a cab to the Metro station at Hollywood & Highland (about 5 miles from BH, maybe a $10 cab ride). Then take the Metro red line Downtown to Civic Center station, and walk a few blocks to Disney Hall.

This way you won't be in traffic most of the time. The subway is generally fast and reliable.
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Old Oct 14, 06, 3:59 pm
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Yep, if it were me, being cheap and in need of exercise, I would walk down to Wilshire from the hotel, take the bus down Wilshire to the Metro station and then train it to Disney Hall. Cost, around three bucks roundtrip, plus a walk through a beautiful area. BH is very safe to walk around, even at night, unless the BHPD harasses you for being a pedestrian (getting less common). Keep in mind it is not always so easy to hail a cab in the L.A. area. You can certainly get one at the hotel featured in "Pretty Woman" which is on Wilshire (forget the name). Maybe you'll see Julia there.

By the way, if you rent a car, parking in Disney Hall area is around $10, although often you can find street parking for free at night.
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Old Oct 14, 06, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by biggestbopper
Yep, if it were me, being cheap and in need of exercise, I would walk down to Wilshire from the hotel, take the bus down Wilshire to the Metro station and then train it to Disney Hall.
IIRC there is a Wilshire Limited which, as the name implies, stops only at major intersections (including the intersection of Wilshire & Western, where you could switch to the Wilshire spur of the Red Line as biggestbopper suggests - exit the Metro at Civic Center/Tom Bradley Station, then walk two blocks to WDCH).

The only factor here is that it will be commute time, so the busses (especially) and the trains are likely to be crowded.


not always so easy to hail a cab in the L.A. area. You can certainly get one at the hotel featured in "Pretty Woman" which is on Wilshire (forget the name). Maybe you'll see Julia there.
That would be the Beverly Wilshire (now run by Four Seasons).[/QUOTE]
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Old Oct 18, 06, 1:30 am
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Yeah, there is an express bus line that runs on Wilshire; they're red and you can't miss them. It's a hike from the Beverly Hills Hotel to Wilshire, by the way... It's around 10 blocks and those north of Santa Monica are long blocks. I'd echo the sentiments of other posters by suggesting taking the express bus line to the Red Line.

That being said, Wilshire is a complete disaster going from Beverly Hills to downtown during afternoon/evening rush hour and I can't imagine the bus lines, express or otherwise, are any good to get from BH to the WDCH in a timely fashion. I'd rent a car; it's probably cheaper to do so considering your time is valuable. I 'd estimate 45 minutes from the BH Hotel to the WDCH if you take Cañon to Little Santa Monica to Burton to San Vicente to Olympic to get to downtown.
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Old Oct 18, 06, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by jfh1107
If you're set on using public transportation, I would agree with the last post:

Take a cab to the Metro station at Hollywood & Highland (about 5 miles from BH, maybe a $10 cab ride). Then take the Metro red line Downtown to Civic Center station, and walk a few blocks to Disney Hall.

This way you won't be in traffic most of the time. The subway is generally fast and reliable.
Eh, you'd just as well take the 2 bus on Sunset and walk the three blocks north from Sunset to Hollywood...
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Old Oct 18, 06, 7:32 am
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Thanks everyone for suggestions. I'm going to the Sunday afternoon concert instead. I assume the No 2 bus is probably the best bet for that scenario?
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Old May 4, 07, 7:00 am
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Instead of starting a new thread, I decided to add onto this not-so-new/not-so-old one.

I've always had it in my head that it would be MUCH cheaper to park at a station and take the Green line to LAX ($1.25 ticket x 2 vs. $10/day in Lot C). Well, I had some extra time this morning so I cruised by the El Segundo Station to scope it out for a 2-night stay. Unforunately, I did find broken window glass in one parking stall, so I decided to continue on to LAX.

My other thought was the Norwalk Station... while really far away, it has a security guard on site... I just need to find out if they're there 24/7.

Does anyone know of a station that is safe to park at along the Green Line?
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Old May 4, 07, 12:40 pm
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IceTrojan, I 'think' the Redondo station might have security guard, but that's just a guess. I've parked at El Segundo station before w/ no problem, but it wasn't overnight.

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Old May 4, 07, 3:04 pm
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Redondo does not have a guard but it is well patroled and I have never had a problem leaving our car there overnight.
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Old May 4, 07, 4:46 pm
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first time I am actually going to leave the car at home and take a cab to the gold line station/fly away-lax 8 days away-repeat.
Since the parking at union station(a bargain at 6 bucks a day btw)would come out to around $60 because of schedule I figure it will be half of that doing it this way.
Now I just have to find a place to store the cat for under $15 a day!
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Old May 4, 07, 5:24 pm
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I've parked at the Redondo station overnight once. The problem is that there's only one train that leaves early enough in the morning to make the early flights. All the other early trains start at the Douglas station.
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Old May 6, 07, 3:49 pm
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I've parked at the Redondo station overnight once. The problem is that there's only one train that leaves early enough in the morning to make the early flights. All the other early trains start at the Douglas station.
How early do you fly?

There is a 4:20AM, a 4:49AM and a 5:02AM train.
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