There are 6 ways to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica by tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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

Tram  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line Metro Gold Line
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$6

Cheapest option

Line 704 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln 704

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Line 81 bus, bus  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Figueroa / Colorado to Hill / 7th 81
  2. Take the bus from Wilshire Eb & Grand Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10

$4 - $8

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pasadena to Santa Monica 25.2 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to Santa Monica 25.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pasadena to Santa Monica 25.2 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs $130 - $170.

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The distance between Pasadena and Santa Monica is 35 km. The road distance is 40 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Colorado / Los Robles and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns via Figueroa / Colorado and Wilshire Eb & Grand Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Pasadena to Santa Monica every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 34 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
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
Bus from Figueroa / Colorado to Hill / 7th
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & Grand Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pasadena to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$30 - $45
uberASSIST
$30 - $45
uberESPAÑOL
$30 - $45
uberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
uberXL
$45 - $65
UberSELECT
$70 - $95
UberBLACK
$100 - $130
UberSUV
$130 - $160
UberLUX
$150 - $190
Taxi from Pasadena to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
http://www.weho.org/
Website
weho.org
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com

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