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

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

Train, tram  •  3 h 18 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

Cheapest option

Train, line 733 bus  •  3 h 27 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

2 alternative options

Line 91 bus, bus, line 720 bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 91 bus from Camino Capistrano-Ortega to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7 91
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$15 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

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

$6 - $10

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

You can take a bus from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier via Camino Capistrano-Ortega, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and Santa Monica / 4th in around 4 h 22 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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 29 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
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 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Orange County Transportation
Website
octa.net
Bus from Camino Capistrano-Ortega to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier?

The distance between Mission San Juan Capistrano and Santa Monica Pier is 96 km. The road distance is 110 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier?

The cheapest way to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier?

The quickest way to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which takes 1 h 12 min and costs $6 - $10.

Is there a direct bus between Mission San Juan Capistrano and Santa Monica Pier?

No, there is no direct bus from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from Camino Capistrano-Ortega and arriving at Santa Monica / 4th via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

How long does it take to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier?

It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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