There are 6 ways to get from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier by bus, train, tram, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns R10

$1 - $3

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns R10

$22 - $40

Train, line 733 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Fullerton station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line / ...
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$8 - $12

Train, tram  •  3 h 7 min

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

$11 - $13

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier 40.6 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier 40.6 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from Fullerton Transportation Center and arriving at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns via Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Fullerton and Santa Monica Pier is 34 miles. The road distance is 40.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 31 min and costs $1 - $3.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fullerton Transportation Center station.

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Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier is 41 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier.

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There are 2332+ hotels available in Santa Monica Pier. Prices start at $125 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 34.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns, and Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns in around 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Fullerton station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Fullerton to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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