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Universal Studios Hollywood travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: 13 to 32 (°C).

Best time of year to visit: If you like it hot, visit in summer, when 32 (°C) temperatures are common.

Spring is a beautiful time of year for California holidays, with mild daytime temperatures that are ideal for exploring everything the Golden State has to offer. When summer comes around, you can cool off in the sea when it hits glorious highs of 32(°C). Looking for a more laid-back experience? Choose holidays to California in the autumn; this time of year is grape harvest season. If you’re planning some skiing, head for the mountains in winter and you’ll find plenty of snow. Temperatures vary from 8 (°C) in San Francisco to 15 (°C) in LA and San Diego in the peak winter season. 


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Best for

Film lovers: home to some of the most famous and loved films in the world, this is a paradise for cinema and film lovers

Thrill seekers: with rides and coasters a-plenty Universal Studiis Hollywood is great for people who love the thrills and spills of themeparks

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is English.

Currency: You’ll need to get your holiday changed into American Dollars ($).

Local time: California is 8 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: LAX or San Francisco International Airport. Transfer times are 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to California is 11–12 hours.

Tourist information: More tourist information can be found here:

Visa / health: Before heading off on your California holidays, visit for visa and health advice.

Getting around
  • Numerous public bus routes stop in Universal City.
  • For rail and bus schedules or additional public transportation information, call MTA at (800) COMMUTE or (213) 626-4455. Or visit
  • Across the street from the subway station and the bus stop is a free Universal Studios shuttle bus. This free shuttle will take you to the main entrances of Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk Hollywood.
  • This shuttle service runs seven days a week, with pick-ups approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • Shuttle service begins at 7:00 am every morning. Service continues until approximately two hours after the theme park closes (Check here for Park hours). Please refer to the posted times at each shuttle stop for information on the last departing shuttle.

Hallloween: the park goes all out at this time of year fully embracing the trick or treat vibes and giving you a spooky celebration


Safety and security

For up to date advice on travelling to Universal Studios Hollywood, please visit