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There are 4 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.

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Train, tram  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station 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  •  3h 6m

  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

2 alternative options

Bus, line 3 bus  •  4h 11m

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

$6 - $14

Drive  •  55m

  1. Drive from Newport Beach to Santa Monica 51.5 miles

$5 - $8

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Newport Beach to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital and arriving at Arizona Eb & 5Th Ns via Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw, Long Beach / 6th and Lax Transit Center Bay 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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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 2h 15m and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Newport Beach to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Long Beach / 6th station.

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Newport Beach to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Arizona Eb & 5Th Ns station.

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

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There are 2469+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $108 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: 2h 15m

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 7Th-Channel, Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw, Seventh & L.B. Blvd. Nw, Long Beach / 6th, and Lax Transit Center Bay 12 in around 4h 11m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
59m
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
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Long Beach / 6th to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 20 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
49m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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