There are 6 ways to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier 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 25 min

  1. Metro Expo Line

$4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. R10

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Line 733 bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. 33 / ...

$1 - $3

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. 30.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  33 min

  1. 30.7 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  33 min

  1. 30.7 miles

$35 - $50

What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA?

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h.

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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Sb & Temple to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier
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
$55 - $75
UberSELECT
$85 - $110
UberBLACK
$120 - $160
UberSUV
$150 - $190
UberLUX
$170 - $220
Taxi from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Union Station and Santa Monica Pier is 25 km. The road distance is 49 km.

The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs $160 - $200.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles Sb & Temple and arriving at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.