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

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Recommended option

Tram  •  1 h 23 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

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington / Garfield to Grand / Venice 78/79/378
  2. Take the bus from Grand Sb & Venice 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

$28 - $40

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 costs $130 - $170 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Fair Oaks / Green and arriving at Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns via Huntington / Garfield and Grand Sb & Venice Ns. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and Santa Monica is 22 miles. The road distance is 25.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica without a car is to tram which takes 1 h 23 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Pasadena to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Huntington / Garfield station.

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Pasadena 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 Pasadena to Santa Monica is 25 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Pasadena to Santa Monica.

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There are 2425+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

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 15 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 15 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 Huntington / Garfield to Grand / Venice
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Grand Sb & Venice Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
38 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
$28 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$28 - $40
Assist
$30 - $40
Español
$30 - $40
UberX
$30 - $40
WAV
$30 - $40
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$75 - $95
Black
$100 - $130
Black SUV
$130 - $170
Lux
$150 - $190
Taxi from Pasadena to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
United 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
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org

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