There are 6 ways to get from El Monte to Santa Monica by bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station W to Grand Ave and 9th St W Silver Streak / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs to 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs R10 / ...

$2 - $8

5 alternative options

Bus, tram  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to Flower / Pico 910 / ...
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$3 - $7

Line 9611 bus, line 720 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 9611 bus from El Monte, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9611 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$10 - $20

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from El Monte to Santa Monica 29.7 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from El Monte to Santa Monica 29.7 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from El Monte to Santa Monica 29.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from El Monte to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Monte to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $160 - $190 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Monte station to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from El Monte Station W and arriving at 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs via Grand Sb & Olympic Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between El Monte and Santa Monica is 27 miles. The road distance is 29.7 miles.

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The best way to get from El Monte to Santa Monica without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 21 min and costs $2 - $8.

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from El Monte to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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El Monte to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at El Monte Station W.

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El Monte to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between El Monte to Santa Monica is 30 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from El Monte to Santa Monica.

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There are 2363+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 26.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

What companies run services between El Monte, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from El Monte to Santa Monica via Grand Ave and 9th St W and Grand Sb & Olympic Fs in around 1 h 21 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station W to Grand Ave and 9th St W
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station W to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Tyler / Ramona to Grand / 5th
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Grand to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to Flower / Pico
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs to 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$13 - $17
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from El Monte to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$30 - $45
Assist
$35 - $45
Español
$35 - $45
UberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
UberXL
$55 - $75
Select
$85 - $110
Black
$120 - $150
Black SUV
$150 - $190
Lux
$170 - $220
Taxi from El Monte to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$160 - $190
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
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
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
OCTAP
Website
octap.net

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