There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Santa Monica by bus, tram, 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

Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Sb & 9Th Fs to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

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

$21 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Monica is to tram which costs $2 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 17 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 bus from Grand Sb & 9Th Fs to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grand Sb & 9Th Fs and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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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 hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 44 min.

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 Grand Sb & 9Th Fs to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Los Angeles to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$21 - $29
uberASSIST
$23 - $29
uberESPAÑOL
$23 - $29
uberX
$23 - $29
WAV
$23 - $29
uberXL
$30 - $45
UberSELECT
$45 - $65
UberBLACK
$65 - $85
UberSUV
$85 - $110
UberLUX
$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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