There are 6 ways to get from El Monte to Santa Monica 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

Bus, tram  •  1 h 27 min

  1. 910/950
  2. Metro Expo Line

$4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Silver Streak
  2. R10

$2 - $8

4 alternative options

Line 9611 bus, line 720 bus  •  2 h

  1. 9611 / ...
  2. 720

$10 - $20

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. 29.7 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  30 min

  1. 29.7 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  30 min

  1. 29.7 miles

$35 - $50

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 42 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
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 El Monte Station - Upper Level to Flower / 7th
Ave. Duration
33 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 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 Grand Ave and 9th St W
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Greyhound USA
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
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$35 - $50
uberASSIST
$35 - $50
uberESPAÑOL
$35 - $50
uberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
uberXL
$55 - $75
UberSELECT
$85 - $110
UberBLACK
$120 - $150
UberSUV
$150 - $190
UberLUX
$170 - $220
Taxi from El Monte to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$160 - $190
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
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://www.weho.org/
Website
weho.org
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
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between El Monte and Santa Monica is 43 km. The road distance is 48 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from El Monte to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from El Monte Station W and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns via Grand Sb & Olympic Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from El Monte to Santa Monica, including transfers.