Burbank

For other places with the same name, see Burbank (disambiguation).

The self-declared "Media Capital of the World", Burbank is a small city located in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, in the Los Angeles area. It is noted as the home of the headquarters and primary studios of Warner Brothers and Disney as well as the animation studios of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

Understand

Although commonly thought to be named for notable agricultural researcher Luther Burbank, the city is actually named after its founder David Burbank, a dentist, farmer, and entrepreneur.

Climate

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 68 68 70 73 76 81 87 88 86 80 73 67
Nightly lows (°F) 42 44 46 50 55 59 62 62 60 54 46 41
Precipitation (in) 3.5 4.5 3.0 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.0 1.1 2.4

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

Burbank has its own airport,   Bob Hope Airport (BUR), served by Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, SeaPort, Southwest, and United. A free shuttle connects the airport to the Metro Rail station in North Hollywood and the Metrolink station in Downtown Burbank.

A train station served by the Metrolink Antelope Valley and Ventura lines is located across from Downtown Burbank on the other side of the 5 freeway; pedestrian access is via Olive Avenue bridge across the freeway and rail tracks. A second Metrolink station is located next to Bob Hope Airport and is served by the Ventura County line as well as Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner train. The Antelope Valley line runs seven days a week, while the Ventura line only runs on the weekdays.

Get around

Public transit service in Burbank is spotty; as with most of Los Angeles, most people tend to drive, so you may find yourself the only one heading to the bus stop after your TV taping or studio tour. The city has its own bus system, Burbank Bus, with a few routes that link major destinations in the city, but service only runs during the weekday rush hours, making it of limited use for the casual visitor.

More extensive service is provided by the Los Angeles-wide Metro system, which has multiple bus routes serving Burbank. Among the more frequent Metro routes are the #94 and (weekday only) Metro Rapid #794 along San Fernando Blvd and Empire Ave, the #164 along Victory Blvd, and the #165 along Empire Ave; all of these routes pass through Downtown Burbank, and the 94/794 and 165 stop near the airport. Less frequent but of note are the #155 along Olive Ave, which connects Downtown Burbank to the studios and Universal City, and the #222 along Hollywood Way, which stops near the airport and connects directly to Hollywood.

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The Oldest Remaining Bob's

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Go next

Routes through Burbank

Sacramento North Valley  N  S  Glendale Downtown L.A.
Studio City North Hollywood  W  E  Griffith Park Pasadena
Santa Barbara Van Nuys  N  S  Glendale Los Angeles


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