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Recommended option

Bus, tram  •  1 h 45 min

  1. 910/950
  2. Metro Expo Line

$4

Cheapest option

Line 76 bus, line 733 bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. 76
  2. 33 / ...

$2

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Silver Streak
  2. R10

$2 - $8

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. 30.2 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  33 min

  1. 30.2 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  33 min

  1. 30.2 miles

$35 - $50

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

You can take a bus from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier via Grand Ave and 9th St W, Grand Sb & Olympic Fs, and Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns in around 1 h 44 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 / Pico
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Tyler / Ramona to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
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 Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$35 - $50
uberASSIST
$40 - $50
uberESPAÑOL
$40 - $50
uberX
$40 - $50
WAV
$40 - $50
uberXL
$55 - $75
UberSELECT
$85 - $110
UberBLACK
$120 - $160
UberSUV
$150 - $190
UberLUX
$170 - $220
Taxi from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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 Pier is 44 km. The road distance is 48 km.

The cheapest way to get from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier is to line 76 bus and line 733 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 3 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs $160 - $200.

No, there is no direct bus from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from El Monte Station W and arriving at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns via Grand Sb & Olympic Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from El Monte to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.