There are 4 ways to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, line 720 bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$15 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel 1
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach / 6th to LAX City Bus Center 232

$6 - $14

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10

$27 - $62

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica 62.7 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Laguna Beach station to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Laguna Beach Bus Station and arriving at Santa Monica / 4th via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Laguna Beach and Santa Monica is 53 miles. The road distance is 62.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica without a car is to bus and line 720 bus which takes 4 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Laguna Beach to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Laguna Beach to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Santa Monica / 4th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Laguna Beach to Santa Monica is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica.

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There are 2410+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 52.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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

You can take a bus from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 4, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 4 h 4 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Long Beach / 6th to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Laguna to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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