There are 4 ways to get from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier by bus, train, tram or car

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Bus, line 733 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Riverside, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$9 - $20

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Train, tram  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$14 - $17

Train, line 733 bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$12 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier 69.1 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier. However, there are services departing from Riverside, CA and arriving at Broadway / Ocean via Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Riverside and Santa Monica Pier is 64 miles. The road distance is 69.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to bus and line 733 bus which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $8 - $20.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Riverside to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Riverside, CA station.

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Riverside to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Broadway / Ocean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to Santa Monica Pier is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Riverside 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 Riverside to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 63.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Riverside to Santa Monica Pier via Los Angeles, CA, Patsaouras Transit Plaza, and Broadway / Ocean in around 2 h 57 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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