There are 6 ways to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica 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 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center 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

$68 - $99

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, tram  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel 1
  2. Take the tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to Pico Station
  3. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$6 - $11

4 alternative options

Line 47 bus, bus, line 720 bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Placentia-Flagship to Fairview-Westminster 47 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th 720

$15 - $38

Line 1 bus, bus, line 3 bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel 1
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach / 6th to LAX City Bus Center 232
  3. Take the line 3 bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to Arizona Eb & 5Th Ns 3 / ...

$6 - $14

Line 47 bus, line 704 bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Balboa-35Th to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 47 / ...
  2. Take the line 704 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln 704

$9 - $19

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Newport Beach to Santa Monica 51.5 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newport Beach to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Placentia-Flagship and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via Westminster-Fairview, Santa Ana, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Newport Beach and Santa Monica is 43 miles. The road distance is 51.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica without a car is to train and tram which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Newport Beach to Santa Monica bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Placentia-Flagship station.

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Newport Beach to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Wilshire / 14th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newport Beach to Santa Monica is 52 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Newport Beach to Santa Monica.

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There are 2363+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 42.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Newport Beach to Santa Monica via Fairview-Westminster, Westminster-Fairview, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 3 h 56 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
Tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Placentia-Flagship to Fairview-Westminster
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Balboa-35Th to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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 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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Long Beach / 6th to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to Arizona Eb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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