There are 6 ways to get from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier by bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, line 3 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Pacific Coast Highway / Hawthorne to LAX City Bus Center 232 / ...
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs 3 / ...

$4 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus, tram  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Crest Rd. & Cresta Verde Dr. to Figueroa & Pico Commuter Express 448
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Line 8 bus, line 3 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St to Lax City Bus Center 8
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs 3 / ...

$4 - $6

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier 30 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier 30 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  41 min

  1. Take an Uber from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier 30 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from Hawthorne / Vallon and arriving at 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs via Pacific Coast Highway / Hawthorne and Lax Transit Center Bay 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Rancho Palos Verdes and Santa Monica Pier is 19 miles. The road distance is 30 miles.

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The best way to get from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to bus and line 3 bus which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $3 - $8.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Pacific Coast Highway / Hawthorne station.

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Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier is 30 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Rancho Palos Verdes 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 Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

What companies run services between Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA and Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier via Hawthorne / Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Coast Highway / Hawthorne, LAX City Bus Center, Lax Transit Center Bay 12, and 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs in around 2 h 32 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Pacific Coast Highway / Hawthorne to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Hawthorne Bl + Pacific Coast Hwy to Lax City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St to Lax City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Crest Rd. & Cresta Verde Dr. to Figueroa & Pico
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$30 - $45
Assist
$35 - $50
Español
$35 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $75
Select
$85 - $110
Black
$120 - $150
Black SUV
$150 - $190
Lux
$170 - $220
Taxi from Rancho Palos Verdes to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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