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From Claremont to LA/Malibu

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From Claremont to LA/Malibu

We are going to be staying in Claremont for a wedding, Labor Day wknd. We'd like to go to either the Getty Villa, or the Getty Museum in

L A. on Sat. Are there any public transportation options available from the Claremont/Pamona area, or someplace nearby we can drive to to catch a train/bus to our destination?

If so, how long will it take to get 'there' and back using pub transit?

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1. Re: From Claremont to LA/Malibu

It would take 1 train and 2 buses to get to the Getty, over a 2 hour trip maybe longer on a Saturday. If you are still interested you can plan your trip using the trip planner on Metro.net, if your time has a value, you are probably better off trying to rent a car for the day.

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2. Re: From Claremont to LA/Malibu

I vote for a rental car in this instance.

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3. Re: From Claremont to LA/Malibu

Renting a car in LA is not very expensive, and you're better off.

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My suggestion would be go to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) instead. It will still be a bit of a ride, but much easier. You'd take the Metrolink train into Union Station, then transfer to the Purple Line subway, for about a 15 minute ride. At the end of the Purple Line (Wilshire & Western) you'd catch Metro bus 720 (Wilshire Rapid) and go three stops to LACMA. IMHO, LACMA has a more interesting collection and covers a huge range of art.

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5. Re: From Claremont to LA/Malibu

Check and make sure the Metrolink Weekend offer is still being offered, currently $10 for an all weekend pass on the Metrolink trains, plus the LA Metro system, including the Purple Line.

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6. Re: From Claremont to LA/Malibu

Good point. They're still doing the $10 pass now, no word on the website if they'll continue it through July.

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