There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica by bus, taxi, car, shuttle, towncar or foot

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

Line 3 bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Manchester Wb & Georgetown Ns to Pico Wb & Lincoln Fs 3

$1 - $2

7 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop to Westwood LAX to Westwood

$10 - $13

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica 9.3 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica 9.3 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  26 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Monica

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  26 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Monica 9.3 miles

$90 - $130

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica 9.3 miles

$12 - $17

Walk  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Walk from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica 10.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $45 - $55 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Wb & Georgetown Ns and arriving at Pico Wb & Lincoln Fs. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Santa Monica is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica without a car is to line 3 bus which takes 30 min and costs $1 - $2.

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The line 3 bus from Manchester Wb & Georgetown Ns to Pico Wb & Lincoln Fs takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from Manchester Wb & Georgetown Ns station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Pico Wb & Lincoln Fs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica is 9 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica.

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There are 2363+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 30 min.

Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Manchester Wb & Georgetown Ns to Pico Wb & Lincoln Fs
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop to Westwood
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
lawa.org
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$12 - $17
Assist
$13 - $17
Español
$13 - $17
UberX
$13 - $17
WAV
$13 - $17
UberXL
$20 - $27
Select
$30 - $45
Black
$40 - $55
Black SUV
$55 - $75
Lux
$65 - $85
Taxi from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Monica
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Monica
Estimated price
$90 - $130

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