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Cape Breton Island
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Hotel to Cruise port

Hello

We are in Hollywood for a few days staying at Days Inn near Universal and are heading to the Cruise Ship on Saturday, my question is..What's the cheapest way to travel to the port in San Pedro taxi or shuttle?

Thank You

West Hollywood...
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1. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

A taxi will almost always be the most expensive method except in cases where there are 4 or more of you traveling.

Taxi fare without traffic from Hollywood to the Port would run around $100 including tip. A 'shared van' like Prime Time Shuttle will cost $50 for the first person in your party and then $10 for each additional party. Therefore, 2 of you will pay $60. Four of you will pay $80.

A taxi will make the trip in 45 minutes; the 'shared van' in about 90 minutes (since it stops to pick up and drop off other passengers on the way).

The LEAST EXPENSIVE transfer method is via public transit.

Here are the details:

a. Walk to the corner of Hollywood Bl & Highland Av. Enter the red line station.

b. Ride Metro Rail Red Line train [marked 'UNION STATION GATEWAY TRANSIT CENTER'] heading east From: HOLLYWOOD/HIGHLAND STATION Leave@08:18AM To: 7TH STREET/METRO CENTER STATION Arrive @ 08:34AM. Pay $1.50,

c. Exit the station onto 7th Street.

d. Transfer to the Metro Silver Line bus [marked ["SILVER LINE-ARTESIA TC VIA DOWNTOWN LA"] heading south

From: NW corner of FLOWER ST/7TH ST NW, Leave @ 08:38AM

To: ARTESIA TRANS CTR/Parking space #8 Arrive @ 09:04AM

Pay $2.45,

e. Transfer to Metro Express Line 450 bus [marked "SAN PEDRO - PACIFIC-21ST"] heading west From: ARTESIA TRANS CTR/parkiing space #10 Leave @ 09:51AM To: HARBOR BEACON PARK & RIDE LOT Ar: 10:08AM Pay $1.50,

f. Walk to the Berth.

The transfer takes about 2 hours but only costs $5.45 per person. There are routes throughout the day. The metro rail and, especially, the buses have limited luggage storage so it's likely that you will need to keep your luggage with you. It's also likely that you will need to stand for all or part of the trip.

Another option is to mix 2 of the above options, as follows:

1. Walk to the Hollywood/Highland red line station and take the red line to the 7th St Station in downtown L.A. (as above) -- 16 minutes, pay $1.50 per person.

2. Take a taxi to the Port from there. 30 minutes, about $72 including tip. This will save you about $25 and will take about 70 minutes (when you including the 'walking time' to the Hollywood/Highland red line station and the 'walking time' out of the 7th Street red line station downtown.

Of course, if you have multiple pieces of luggage or your luggage is large or clumsy to handle, then a taxi or a 'shared van' will be your only options.

Happy sailing!

Cape Breton Island
posts: 78
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2. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

Thank you very much Hopskipjump that was very detailed..I know I will other quetions to ask, You've been very helpful!!

Cape Breton Island
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3. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

Hopskipjump

Would you also know the cost of travelling from Days Inn near universal to Premium Outlet mall or is there another Outlet Mall closer to us, cost of taxi or public transit?

Thanks

West Hollywood...
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4. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

Our TOP QUESTIONS BOX at the right side of this page has a section labeled "Public Transit Versus Driving". Click it and then click on "Local Transportation" which will explain how to look up public transit routes between any 2 points like the route below from the hotel to the Citadel:

Ride Metro Rail Red Line [marked "UNION STATION GATEWAY TRANSIT CENTER"] heading east from: HOLLYWOOD/HIGHLAND STATION Leave: 07:57AM To: 7TH STREET/METRO CENTER STATION Ar: 08:12AM Pay $1.50

Transfer to Metro Local Bus Line 62 [marked "HAWAIIAN GARDENS - 226-NORWALK"] heading east From: 6TH ST/FLOWER ST SE corner Leave: 08:20AM To: TELEGRAPH RD/CITADEL DR Ar: 08:57AM

Pay $1.50,

Walk to the CITADEL.

The transfer would still take about an hour each way (you'll need to add time for walking between your hotel and the Hollywood & Highland Metro rail station.

Another option would be to go to the Beverly Connection "mini outlet' mall in the Beverly Grove area of L.A. (not far from your hotel). In addition to this mall, there is the Beverly Center Mall (across the street) which has a Macy's Department store which is always having sales and offers an additional discount for those with non-U.S. Passports.

To the south of the Beverly Center Mall, on La Cienega Bl, just south of 3rd Street is a large Loehmann's Outlet store. (Loehmann's invented the 'outlet concept', 50+ years ago).

You can also look at the Grove Shopping Center at the eastern end of Beverly Grove which has a lot of mid-range shopping (and some good values).

Easy public transit routes can be found for these 2 areas following the instructions I've outlined above and you can take a taxi back to the hotel with your purchases if need be for not too much money.

Anaheim, California
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5. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

The nearest Outlets are the Citadel Outlets, alas, using public transit is OK, I would use the LA Metro trip planner, or Google Transit.

www.metro.net

Corona del Mar, CA
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6. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

There are no Premium Outlets in LA County. The nearest is Desert Hills, here is their information.

premiumoutlets.com/outlets/directions.asp…

For the cruise port I'd subway to Downtown Long Beach and cab from there,

West Hollywood...
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7. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

Actually, Camarillo is much closer to Hollywood than Desert Hills:

http://mapq.st/SIXbAe

Corona del Mar, CA
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8. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

Ah yes, Camarillo.

premiumoutlets.com/outlets/directions.asp…

Anaheim, California
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9. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

FYI, "Premium Outlets" is just a brand name owned by the SIMON Realty Group, which also operates places like The Outlets at Orange and Ontario Mills.

Craig Realty operates both the Citadel Outlets (located in LA County) and the Cabazon Outlets.

But retailers deal with both companies, and you can find most brands at locations operated by both companies.

I would check out the Citadel Store Roster, and see if something interests you. If relying on public transit, maybe check out The Outlets of Orange, which you can get to using the Metrolink train system from Union Station in Downtown LA.

http://www.citadeloutlets.com/directory

Cape Breton Island
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reviews: 2
10. Re: Hotel to Cruise port

Hey thanks again for the detailed routes, you've made it so much easier!