There are 6 ways to get from Long Beach 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  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Long Beach Station to Pico Station Metro Blue Line
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$2

5 alternative options

Bus LAX FlyAway  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to LAX Terminal #1 Long Beach to LAX
  2. Take the bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs R3 / ...

$10 - $12

Bus Metro Los Angeles  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway / Long Beach Layover to LAX City Bus Center 232
  2. Take the bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to Arizona Eb & 5Th Ns R3 / ...

$3 - $4

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Long Beach to Santa Monica 31.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Long Beach to Santa Monica 31.1 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  33 min

  1. Take an Uber from Long Beach to Santa Monica 31.1 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Long Beach to Santa Monica is to tram which costs $2 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Long Beach to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 33 min.

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The distance between Long Beach and Santa Monica is 25 miles. The road distance is 31.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Long Beach to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Beach station to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Downtown Long Beach Station and arriving at 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs via Lax Transit Center Bay 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Long Beach to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 24.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Long Beach to Santa Monica via LAX Terminal #1 and Lax Transit Center Bay 12 in around 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Long Beach Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Downtown Long Beach Station to LAX Terminal #1
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to Arizona Eb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Broadway / Long Beach Layover to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Long Beach to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$35 - $50
Assist
$35 - $50
Español
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $75
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$150 - $200
Lux
$180 - $230
Taxi from Long Beach to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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