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

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs to 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs R10 / ...

$1 - $3

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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

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Los Angeles to Santa Monica 15.8 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Monica 15.8 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Los Angeles to Santa Monica 15.8 miles

$19 - $26

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs and arriving at 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Santa Monica is 14 miles. The road distance is 15.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Monica without a car is to bus which takes 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs to 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Los Angeles to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs station.

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Los Angeles to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Santa Monica is 16 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 14.4 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Los Angeles to Santa Monica every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 45 min. Metro Los Angeles also services this route every 20 minutes.

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
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Grand Sb & Olympic Fs to 6Th Sb & Santa Monica Fs
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Broadway to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Angeles to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$19 - $26
Assist
$20 - $26
Español
$20 - $26
UberX
$20 - $26
WAV
$20 - $26
UberXL
$30 - $45
Select
$45 - $65
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Lux
$100 - $130
Taxi from Los Angeles 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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