Currently, the DASH Observatory bus operates only on the weekends. Starting Tuesday, March 21, however, service to Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre will run seven days a week — even on Mondays, when the Observatory is closed. This should go a long way towards reducing the number of cars in Griffith Park, improving traffic and even the air quality in the area.

It’s also important to note that parking at Griffith Observatory will no longer be free. If you choose to drive up, be prepared to pay $4 per hour at the Observatory parking lot and along its main access road in the higher elevation of the park. Paid parking goes into effect on March 21.

You can connect to the DASH Observatory bus via the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station. The DASH Observatory bus will run 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!