There are 7 ways to get from Carson to Santa Monica Pier by bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 550 bus, tram  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 550 bus from Vermont / Torrance to Vermont / Exposition 550
  2. Take the tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Harbor Fwy / Carson to Figueroa / Pico 910
  2. Take the bus from Grand Sb & Venice Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns R10

$3 - $6

5 alternative options

Bus, tram  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Harbor Fwy / Carson to Figueroa / Pico 910
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$4

Line 8 bus, bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St to Lax City Bus Center 8
  2. Take the bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs R3 / ...

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carson to Santa Monica Pier 23 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Carson to Santa Monica Pier 23 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Carson to Santa Monica Pier 23 miles

$27 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carson to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carson to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 27 min.

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The distance between Carson and Santa Monica Pier is 18 miles. The road distance is 23 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Carson to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carson to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from Harbor Fwy / Carson and arriving at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns via Grand Sb & Venice Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carson to Santa Monica Pier is 23 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Carson to Santa Monica Pier.

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Carson to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at El Monte, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Carson to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 17.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

What companies run services between Carson, CA, USA and Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Carson to Santa Monica Pier via Figueroa / Pico, Grand Sb & Venice Ns, and Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns in around 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Vermont / Torrance to Vermont / Exposition
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Harbor Fwy / Carson to Figueroa / Pico
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Grand Sb & Venice Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St to Lax City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Carson to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$27 - $35
Assist
$28 - $40
Español
$28 - $40
UberX
$28 - $40
WAV
$28 - $40
UberXL
$45 - $60
Select
$65 - $90
Black
$95 - $120
Black SUV
$120 - $150
Lux
$130 - $180
Taxi from Carson to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com

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