There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station by tram, 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, line 81 bus  •  1 h 29 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

Cheapest option

Line 733 bus  •  1 h 46 min

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

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns to Main R10

$1 - $3

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

$18 - $25

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

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Figueroa / Pico to Hill / College
Ave. Duration
15 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 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns to Main
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
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
$18 - $25
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$18 - $25
uberASSIST
$21 - $28
uberESPAÑOL
$21 - $28
uberX
$21 - $28
WAV
$21 - $28
uberXL
$35 - $45
UberSELECT
$50 - $70
UberBLACK
$75 - $95
UberSUV
$95 - $120
UberLUX
$110 - $140
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station?

The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Chinatown Station is 25 km. The road distance is 28 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 1 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station?

The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $95 - $120.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Monica Pier and Chinatown Station?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns and arriving at Main. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Monica Pier to Chinatown Station?

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