There are 5 ways to get from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica by tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Tram  •  47 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$2

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Bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / San Pedro to Wilshire / 14th 720 / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica 16 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica 16 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica 16 miles

$19 - $26

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5th / San Pedro and arriving at Wilshire / 14th. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Little Tokyo and Santa Monica is 15 miles. The road distance is 16 miles.

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The best way to get from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica without a car is to tram which takes 47 min and costs .

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The tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Little Tokyo to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / San Pedro station.

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Little Tokyo to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Wilshire / 14th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Little Tokyo to Santa Monica is 16 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Little Tokyo 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 Little Tokyo to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 14.5 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Big Blue Bus also services this route hourly.

Train operators
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / San Pedro to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & Grand Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$19 - $26
Assist
$20 - $27
Español
$20 - $27
UberX
$20 - $27
WAV
$20 - $27
UberXL
$30 - $45
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$65 - $90
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Lux
$100 - $130
Taxi from Little Tokyo to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com

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