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There are 6 ways to get from Orange to Santa Monica by train, tram, bus, taxi 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

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

$11 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus, line 704 bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the line 704 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln 704

$6 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus, line 720 bus  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$11 - $16

Train, line 704 bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Orange station to L. A. Union Station station Orange County Line
  2. Take the line 704 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln 704

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  46m

  1. Take a taxi from Orange to Santa Monica 45 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  46m

  1. Drive from Orange to Santa Monica 45 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Orange to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Orange to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $180 - $220 and takes 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Orange to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Anaheim, Ca and arriving at Santa Monica / 4th via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Orange and Santa Monica is 40 miles. The road distance is 45 miles.

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The best way to get from Orange to Santa Monica without a car is to train and tram which takes 2h and costs $11 - $14.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Orange to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Orange to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Anaheim, Ca station.

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Orange to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Santa Monica / 4th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Orange to Santa Monica is 45 miles. It takes approximately 46m to drive from Orange to Santa Monica.

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There are 2767+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Orange to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 40.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h

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

You can take a bus from Orange to Santa Monica via Los Angeles, Ca and 7th / Decatur in around 2h 32m.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Orange station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Bus operators
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 Anaheim, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$26 - $40
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Orange to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035

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