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There are 4 ways to get from Ontario to Santa Monica by bus, tram, train or car

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Bus, tram  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd Silver Streak
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$5 - $9

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 5th St Silver Streak
  2. Take the bus from Flower Sb & 4Th Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10

$4 - $10

2 alternative options

Train, tram  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Montclair station to L. A. Union Station station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$13 - $16

Drive  •  54m

  1. Drive from Ontario to Santa Monica 53.8 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Ontario to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Ontario to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ontario to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Holt @ Lemon Wb Ns and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns via Pomona Transit Center and Flower Sb & 4Th Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Ontario and Santa Monica is 48 miles. The road distance is 53.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ontario to Santa Monica without a car is to bus and tram which takes 2h 45m and costs $4 - $9.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Ontario to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Ontario to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, depart from Pomona Transit Center station.

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Ontario to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ontario to Santa Monica is 54 miles. It takes approximately 54m to drive from Ontario to Santa Monica.

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There are 2522+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ontario to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 48.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Ontario to Santa Monica via Pomona Transit Center, Grand Ave and 5th St, and Flower Sb & 4Th Ns in around 3h 17m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Montclair station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Flower St and Pico Blvd
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 5th St
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Flower Sb & 4Th Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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