There are 9 ways to get from Monterey to Santa Monica by plane, tram, bus, train, night 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

Fly Monterey to Los Angeles  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Los Angeles (LAX) MRY - LAX

$96 - $296

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tyler / Franklin to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station 55
  2. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$34 - $100

7 alternative options

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$119 - $303

Fly San Jose to Burbank, tram  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$109 - $361

Fly San Jose to Long Beach, line 191 bus, tram  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo & Lakewood Nw to Del Amo Station Bay 2
  3. Take the tram from Del Amo Station to Pico Station
  4. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$96 - $306

Fly San Francisco to Burbank, tram  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$119 - $511

Train  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Salinas Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$62 - $176

Night bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salinas Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA 4591

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Monterey to Santa Monica 321.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Monterey to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Monterey to Santa Monica is to fly which costs $95 - $300 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Monterey and Santa Monica is 263 miles. The road distance is 321.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Monterey to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Monterey to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Tyler / Franklin and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via Gilroy, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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

United Airlines flies from Monterey to Santa Monica every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Monterey to Santa Monica via Monterey / Gilroy Train Station, Gilroy, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monterey to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Monterey to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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
Tram from Del Amo Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salinas Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo & Lakewood Nw to Del Amo Station Bay 2
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Tyler / Franklin to Monterey / Gilroy Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gilroy, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Salinas Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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