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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim by tram, train, bus, taxi or car

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, train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$25 - $44

Cheapest option

Tram, bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the bus from Flower / Pico to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460

$3 - $5

4 alternative options

Line 733 bus, bus  •  3 h 19 min

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

$7 - $18

Line 733 bus, train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 733 bus from 2nd / Broadway to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 33 / ...
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station 91/Pvl / ...

$10 - $18

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim 40.8 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim 40.8 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim is to tram and bus which costs $2 - $5 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim. However, there are services departing from 2nd / Broadway and arriving at Anaheim, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Anaheim is 36 miles. The road distance is 40.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim without a car is to tram and train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs $24 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim, including transfers.

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Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 2nd / Broadway station.

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Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Anaheim, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim is 41 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Anaheim. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim.
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  • Distance: 35.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim via 2nd / Broadway, Patsaouras Transit Plaza, and Los Angeles, CA in around 3 h 19 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Flower / Pico to Disneyland Employee's Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 2nd / Broadway to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com

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