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There are 5 ways to get from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier by train, tram, bus, 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

Train, tram  •  3 h 26 min

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

$16 - $20

Cheapest option

Train, line 733 bus  •  4 h 1 min

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

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus, line 720 bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmdale, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6303 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to 5th / Colorado 720

$19 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier 72.5 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take an Uber from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier 72.5 miles

$70 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Lancaster and Santa Monica Pier is 52 miles. The road distance is 72.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to train and tram which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $16 - $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier.

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There are 2415+ hotels available in Santa Monica Pier. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 52.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier via Palmdale station, Palmdale, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and 5th / Colorado in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
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
Bus from 7th / Decatur to 5th / Colorado
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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 Palmdale, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Lancaster to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$70 - $95
Assist
$75 - $100
Español
$75 - $100
UberX
$75 - $100
WAV
$75 - $100
UberXL
$130 - $170
Select
$190 - $250
Black
$280 - $350
Black SUV
$340 - $420
Lux
$390 - $480

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