There are 4 ways to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier by train, bus, tram, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 733 bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$11 - $52

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns R10

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Train, tram  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$29 - $53

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier 68.7 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak and arriving at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns via Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Mission San Juan Capistrano and Santa Monica Pier is 60 miles. The road distance is 68.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to train and line 733 bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak station.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier.

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There are 2377+ hotels available in Santa Monica Pier. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA and Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier. However, you can take the walk to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak, take the train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, take the walk to Patsaouras Transit Plaza, take the line 733 bus to Broadway / Ocean, then take the walk to Santa Monica Pier. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier via San Juan Capistrano Amtrak, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, and Downtown Santa Monica Station in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Juan Capistrano station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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