There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, line 602 bus  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Westwood 720 / ...
  2. Take the line 602 bus from Westwood / Lindbrook to Church / Sepulveda 602

$2 - $6

4 alternative options

Line 8 bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Ocean Sb & Colorado Ns to Westwood Nb & Wilshire Ns 8

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center 10.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center 10.9 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center 10.9 miles

$14 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center. However, there are services departing from 5th / Colorado and arriving at Church / Sepulveda via Westwood / Lindbrook. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Getty Center is 5 miles. The road distance is 10.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center without a car is to bus and line 602 bus which takes 1 h 24 min and costs $2 - $6.

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center, including transfers.

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Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / Colorado station.

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Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Church / Sepulveda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center is 11 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center.
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  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center via 5th / Colorado, Wilshire / Westwood, Westwood / Lindbrook, and Church / Sepulveda in around 1 h 24 min.

Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Westwood
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Westwood / Lindbrook to Church / Sepulveda
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs to Westwood Nb & Lindbrook Fs
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Ocean Sb & Colorado Ns to Westwood Nb & Wilshire Ns
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$14 - $19
Assist
$14 - $20
Español
$14 - $20
UberX
$14 - $20
WAV
$14 - $20
UberXL
$23 - $35
Select
$35 - $50
Black
$50 - $65
Black SUV
$65 - $85
Lux
$75 - $95
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Getty Center
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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