There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Malibu by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 3 bus, line 534 bus  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 13 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs 3 / ...
  2. Take the line 534 bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch 534

$5 - $8

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Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan Beach to Malibu 24.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Malibu 24.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  38 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan Beach to Malibu 24.7 miles

$31 - $36

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Malibu is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Malibu is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Malibu. However, there are services departing from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach and arriving at Civic Center / Stuart Ranch via Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 13 and 5th / Colorado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Manhattan Beach and Malibu is 19 miles. The road distance is 24.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan Beach to Malibu without a car is to line 3 bus and line 534 bus which takes 2h 19m and costs $4 - $8.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Manhattan Beach to Malibu, including transfers.

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Manhattan Beach to Malibu bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 13 station.

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Manhattan Beach to Malibu bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Civic Center / Stuart Ranch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan Beach to Malibu is 25 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Manhattan Beach to Malibu.

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  • Distance: 19.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Manhattan Beach, CA, USA and Malibu, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Manhattan Beach to Malibu via LAX City Bus Center, Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 13, 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs, and 5th / Colorado in around 2h 19m.

Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Phone
+1 310-451-5444
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax New Transit Ctr Bay 13 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Civic Center / Stuart Ranch
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan Beach to Malibu
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$31 - $36
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$31 - $36
Assist
$33 - $37
Español
$33 - $37
UberX
$33 - $37
WAV
$33 - $37
UberXL
$55 - $65
Select
$75 - $90
Black
$110 - $130
Black SUV
$140 - $160
Lux
$160 - $190
Taxi from Manhattan Beach to Malibu
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.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
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com

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