There are 5 ways to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 733 bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Line 260 bus, line 720 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 260 bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Atlantic / Whittier 260 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from Whittier / Atlantic to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier 25.7 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier 25.7 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier 25.7 miles

$29 - $40

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from Fair Oaks / Green and arriving at Santa Monica / 4th via Whittier / Atlantic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and Santa Monica Pier is 23 miles. The road distance is 25.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to line 733 bus which takes 2 h 14 min and costs $2 - $5.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Fair Oaks / Green station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier is 26 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier.

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There are 2332+ hotels available in Santa Monica Pier. Prices start at $125 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 22.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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 37 min.

Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Atlantic / Whittier
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Whittier / Atlantic to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
$29 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$29 - $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 Pier
Ave. Duration
31 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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