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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Los Angeles by tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Tram  •  46m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Expo Line

$2

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the bus from 2nd / Santa Monica to Main / 1st 33 / ...

$1 - $3

Taxi  •  17m

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Los Angeles 16 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  17m

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Los Angeles 16 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  17m

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Los Angeles 16 miles

$20 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Los Angeles is to tram which costs $2 and takes 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Los Angeles is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 2nd / Santa Monica and arriving at Main / 1st. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 26m.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Los Angeles is 14 miles. The road distance is 16 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Los Angeles without a car is to tram which takes 46m and costs $2.

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The tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines takes 46m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Santa Monica to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 2nd / Santa Monica station.

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Santa Monica to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Main / 1st station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Los Angeles is 16 miles. It takes approximately 17m to drive from Santa Monica to Los Angeles.

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  • Distance: 14.4 miles
  • Duration: 46m

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica to Los Angeles every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1h 26m. Big Blue Bus also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 2nd / Santa Monica to Main / 1st
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Temple Eb & Spring Ns
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$20 - $27
Assist
$21 - $27
Español
$21 - $27
UberX
$21 - $27
WAV
$21 - $27
UberXL
$30 - $45
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$70 - $90
Black SUV
$90 - $120
Lux
$100 - $130
Taxi from Santa Monica to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17m
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net

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