There are 10 ways to get from Las Vegas to Santa Monica by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or tram

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

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca 6013 / ...

$33 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas to Los Angeles Las Vegas

$22 - $35

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Bernardino, Ca 6013 / ...
  2. Take the train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station San Bernardino Line

$43 - $84

Night bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca 6025

$34 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Santa Monica 288 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Los Angeles  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Los Angeles (LAX) LAS - LAX

$51 - $209

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, tram  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) LAS - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
  3. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$117 - $505

Fly to Burbank, tram  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Burbank (BUR) LAS - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$121 - $517

Fly to Long Beach, tram  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Long Beach (LGB) LAS - LGB
  2. Take the tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to Pico Station
  3. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$56 - $280

Fly to Santa Ana, train, tram  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Santa Ana (SNA) LAS - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$86 - $365

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Monica is to bus which costs $22 - $35 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Monica is to fly which costs $50 - $210 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Las Vegas and Santa Monica is 242 miles. The road distance is 288 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Las Vegas to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Las Vegas to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Las Vegas, Nv and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Santa Monica is to bus which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $50 - $210 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Las Vegas to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 242.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Las Vegas, NV, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Las Vegas to Santa Monica hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Las Vegas to Santa Monica every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Las Vegas to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Las Vegas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Las Vegas to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $240
Flights from Las Vegas to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $240
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Bernardino-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Las Vegas, Nv to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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