Universal Studios Hollywood Parking – Everything You Need To Know! (& More!)

This guide is designed to answer every question you might have about Universal Studios Hollywood Parking.

We’ve broken the guide down into locations, how much each location costs as well as alternative parking locations for electric vehicles, RV’s etc.

If you’re planning to do drop-offs or pick-ups at Universal Studios Hollywood then you’re going to want this article instead.

Universal Studios Parking Price

The following table breaks down the cost of parking at Universal Studios Hollywood.

The cost of parking can vary significantly when parking on-site depending on the upgrades you may desire.

Bastic parking (also known as general parking) is $25 when arriving prior to 6pm, however, parking at the front gate which is the closest parking area to the entrance of Universal Studios is $50.

General ParkingBefore 6pm – $25
After 6pm – $10
Preferred Parking – Reduces your total
walking time when visiting either
Universal Studios or City Walk.
Before 6pm – $35
After 6pm – $20
Front Gate Parking – Closest parking area to
Universal Studios entrance.
Before 6pm – $50
After 6pm – $30
Valet ParkingFirst 2 hours – $25
Over 2 hours – $45

Universal Studios Parking Lot – Which Is Best?

Parking lots are broken up based on famous Universal productions these include;

  • Frankenstein
  • Jurrasic Park
  • ET
  • Woody Woodpecker

Unless you choose preferred or valet parking you won’t get a choice as to where you park at Universal Studios Hollywood and instead will be allocated a space on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After your day at the park, you’ll be able to navigate back to your vehicle using the signs. Parking characters will be displayed as logos with directions.

Parking Electric Vehicles For Charging At Universal Studios Hollywood

If you’re driving an electric vehicle and are looking to charge and park at Universal Studios Hollywood then you’ll find electric charging points in the following locations;

Frankenstein Garage: 4 ports (Level 2 and Level 7)

Jurassic Parking Garage: 8 ports (Level 1 and B1M)

ET Garage: 16 ports (Level B1)

Woody Woodpecker Lot: 1 port (near Front Gate Parking)

Alongside the standard parking rate, you’ll also be charged $0.35/kWh. Price correct at the time of publishing. 

RV Parking Near Universal Studios Hollywood

Firstly, it’s worth mentioning that overnight parking at Universal Studios Hollywood isn’t permitted. However, if you still want to visit the park in your RV then you can do so. You’ll be directed to an outdoor parking area by a member of staff.

This area is located conveniently near the front of the park alongside the buses for groups. Here you’ll be charged the standard general parking fee plus an additional cost which is unspecified by staff at this time.

Handicap Parking At Universal Studios Hollywood

To park in one of the handicap parking spots at Universal Studios Hollywood you’ll need to have an accessible parking permit for cars with disability placards.

There’s disabled parking in both Universal Studios Hollywood garages on level 3 – entrance level to the parks.

Both of these garages are very close to the main walkway to City Walk which then connects onto US Hollywood.

A lot of people have asked whether it’s easier to just pay for valet parking instead. Based on our experience valet parking requires you to use a lift and isn’t much if any closer to the parks than the handicap bays on level 3. 

Annual Passholder Parking

If you become a Gold or Platinum annual pass holder at Universal Studios Hollywood then you’ll also receive free general parking.

With the basic cost of general parking prior to 6pm being $25, it might be worth upgrading one member of your party to a Gold Annual Pass to receive the free parking.

At the moment the difference in price between gold annual pass and silver annual pass is $130.

This means that if you plan on visiting more than 5 times over the following 12 months then you’d save money upgrading to the gold pass for the savings made on parking alone.

Universal Studios VIP Parking

If you’re visiting Universal Studios Hollywood for the VIP tour then you’ll receive valet parking in the Frankenstein parking lot completely free. The usual cost is $45.

Free Parking At Universal Studios Hollywood

There are just two areas in which you can get free parking near Universal Studios Hollywood. Sadly, both of these parking areas are limited to a 2 hour period.

So if you plan on spending more than 2 hours at Universal Studios Hollywood (which I hope you do!) this sadly won’t be suitable.

11320 Chandler Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91601 – Approx 13 min walk to Universal Studios To Universal Studios Hollywood

11231 Magnolia Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91601 – Approx 22 min walk to Universal Studios Hollywood

Sadly, there’s no cheap parking near Universal Studios Hollywood either. Considering the commute from your car to the park, we’d recommend paying for at least the basic parking at Universal Studios Hollywood. This is not only on-site and therefore requires no long-distance walking to get to the park. It also comes with security and protection for your car.

There is one alternative specifically designed for those who live very close to Universal Studios Hollywood. This is in the form of the Globe Partner Pass. To gain access to this benefit you will need to live within the red line.

Benefits aren’t limited to just complimentary parking once a month.

They also include;

  • Advance screenings of new Universal film releases.
  • Previews of new Universal Studios Hollywood rides and attractions.
  • Invitations to special events.

This offer is not transferable and is limited to one request per household per year.

In order to gain access to the Universal Happenings, you’ll need to provide a valid email address.

Events are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can apply for a Globe Partner Pass here.

That concludes all our information on Universal Studios Hollywood parking.

We hope we’ve answered all your questions about parking and associated questions on visiting Universal Studios Hollywood.

3 thoughts on “Universal Studios Hollywood Parking – Everything You Need To Know! (& More!)”

  1. You mentioned that you would tell about Hamdicapped parking but
    I didn’t see anything about it. Would you please tell me where I will park with a handicapped tag?
    Thank you

  2. From your post it appears that there are not shuttles from the parking lot to the park entrance like there is at Disneyland. Is that correct? How much closer is the Preferred Parking than the General Parking? We have never been to Universal and there is very little information about the parking other than the prices. Really appreciate any help you can offer.

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