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. Metro Blue Line
  2. Metro Expo Line

$2

5 alternative options

Bus, line 3 bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Long Beach to LAX
  2. 3 / ...

$10 - $12

Bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. 232
  2. R3 / ...

$3 - $4

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. 31.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  33 min

  1. 31.1 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  33 min

  1. 31.1 miles

$35 - $50

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 59 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Long Beach Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 & Santa Monica Ns
Ave. Duration
47 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
uberASSIST
$40 - $55
uberESPAÑOL
$40 - $55
uberX
$40 - $55
WAV
$40 - $55
uberXL
$60 - $75
UberSELECT
$90 - $120
UberBLACK
$120 - $160
UberSUV
$150 - $200
UberLUX
$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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Long Beach and Santa Monica is 40 km. The road distance is 50 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Long Beach to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Downtown Long Beach Station and arriving at 4Th Nb & Santa Monica Ns via Lax Transit Center Bay 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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