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There are 7 ways to get from El Monte to Santa Monica by bus, tram, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus, tram  •  1h 22m

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

$3 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to Flower / Pico Metro Silver Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grand Sb & Venice Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10

$2 - $8

5 alternative options

Train, tram  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from El Monte station to L. A. Union Station station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$9 - $11

Line 76 bus, line 720 bus  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the line 76 bus from Tyler / Ramona to Grand / 5th 76
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Grand to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  30m

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

$160 - $190

Drive  •  30m

  1. Drive from El Monte to Santa Monica 29.7 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  30m

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

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 - Upper Level and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns via Grand Sb & Venice Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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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 and tram which takes 1h 22m and costs $3 - $7.

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It takes approximately 1h 22m to get from El Monte to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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El Monte to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at El Monte Station - Upper Level.

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El Monte to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns station.

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

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There are 2522+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from El Monte to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 26.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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 Flower / Pico and Grand Sb & Venice Ns in around 1h 53m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from El Monte station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to Flower / Pico
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Tyler / Ramona to Grand / 5th
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Grand to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station W to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Grand Sb & Venice Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from El Monte to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$30 - $45
Assist
$30 - $45
Español
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $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
30m
Estimated price
$160 - $190
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Independent 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
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
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035

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