There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station by tram, subway, 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, subway  •  1 h 29 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 subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines Metro Red Line / ...

$4

Cheapest option

Line 733 bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 733 bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda 33 / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Tram, line 81 bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Figueroa / Pico to Hill / College 81

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station 17.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station 17.4 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station 17.4 miles

$20 - $28

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 2nd / Broadway and arriving at Cesar E Chavez / Alameda. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Chinatown Station is 16 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station without a car is to tram and subway which takes 1 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Cesar E Chavez / Alameda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station is 17 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station.

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There are 2538+ hotels available in Chinatown Station. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 28 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
Ave. Duration
5 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Figueroa / Pico to Hill / College
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$20 - $28
Assist
$22 - $28
Español
$22 - $28
UberX
$22 - $28
WAV
$22 - $28
UberXL
$35 - $45
Select
$50 - $70
Black
$70 - $95
Black SUV
$90 - $120
Lux
$110 - $140
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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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