There are 5 ways to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier 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 46 min

  1. Metro Gold Line
  2. Metro Expo Line

$6

Cheapest option

Line 733 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. 33 / ...

$3 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. 25.7 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  31 min

  1. 25.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  31 min

  1. 25.7 miles

$30 - $45

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

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 40 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 20 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
31 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
$50 - $65
UberSELECT
$75 - $95
UberBLACK
$100 - $130
UberSUV
$130 - $170
UberLUX
$150 - $190
Taxi from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
31 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pasadena and Santa Monica Pier is 36 km. The road distance is 41 km.

The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs $130 - $170.

It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.