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  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. Metro Expo Line

$68 - $99

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, tram  •  3 h 31 min

  1. 1

$6 - $11

4 alternative options

Line 47 bus, bus, line 720 bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. 47 / ...
  2. 720

$15 - $38

Line 1 bus, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. 1
  2. 232

$6 - $14

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

  1. 47 / ...
  2. 704

$10 - $21

Drive  •  55 min

  1. 51.5 miles

$5 - $8

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 54 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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 2 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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
46 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
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
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 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
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newport Beach and Santa Monica is 68 km. The road distance is 82 km.

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

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

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 54 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Newport Beach to Santa Monica, including transfers.