There are 5 ways to get from Koreatown to Santa Monica by tram, bus, 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

Tram  •  33 min

  1. Take the tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$2

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire / Serrano to Wilshire / 14th 720 / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Koreatown to Santa Monica 13.1 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Koreatown to Santa Monica 13.1 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  14 min

  1. Take an Uber from Koreatown to Santa Monica 13.1 miles

$14 - $20

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

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Koreatown to Santa Monica every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 44 min. Big Blue Bus also services this route every 20 minutes.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Serrano to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Oxford Sb & Wilshire Ns to Pico Wb & Lincoln Fs
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Koreatown to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$14 - $20
uberASSIST
$17 - $23
uberESPAÑOL
$17 - $23
uberX
$17 - $23
WAV
$17 - $23
uberXL
$27 - $35
UberSELECT
$40 - $55
UberBLACK
$55 - $75
UberSUV
$75 - $95
UberLUX
$85 - $110
Taxi from Koreatown to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Koreatown to Santa Monica?

The distance between Koreatown and Santa Monica is 18 km. The road distance is 21 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Koreatown to Santa Monica?

The cheapest way to get from Koreatown to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Koreatown to Santa Monica?

The quickest way to get from Koreatown to Santa Monica is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs $60 - $75.

Is there a direct bus between Koreatown and Santa Monica?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wilshire / Serrano and arriving at Wilshire / 14th. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Koreatown to Santa Monica?

The tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station takes 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.