There are 8 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre by bus, tram, subway, taxi, car, towncar or bike

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

Line 4 bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Ocean / Arizona to Santa Monica / Orange 4

$1 - $3

7 alternative options

Tram, subway  •  1 h 33 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 Hollywood / Highland Station Metro Red Line

$4

Tram, line 217 bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to La Cienega / Jefferson Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the line 217 bus from La Cienega / Jefferson to Hollywood / Highland 217

$3 - $5

Line 8 bus, bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Ocean Sb & Colorado Ns to Hilgard Nb & Westholme Ns 8
  2. Take the bus from Hilgard / Westholme to Sunset / Orange 2/302

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre 14 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre 14 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre 14 miles

$19 - $26

Bikeshare  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Cycle from . Aquarium (Drop Zone) Sm to . Runyon Canyon (Drop Zone) 11.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $65 - $80.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Grauman's Chinese Theatre is 18 km. The road distance is 22 km.

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The line 4 bus from Ocean / Arizona to Santa Monica / Orange takes 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ocean / Arizona and arriving at Santa Monica / Orange. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, CA, USA?

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 48 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Hollywood / Highland Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to La Cienega / Jefferson Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Ocean / Arizona to Santa Monica / Orange
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from La Cienega / Jefferson to Hollywood / Highland
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Hilgard / Westholme to Sunset / Orange
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Ocean Sb & Colorado Ns to Hilgard Nb & Westholme Ns
Ave. Duration
55 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 Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$19 - $26
uberASSIST
$21 - $27
uberESPAÑOL
$21 - $27
uberX
$21 - $27
WAV
$21 - $27
uberXL
$29 - $40
UberSELECT
$45 - $60
UberBLACK
$60 - $80
UberSUV
$75 - $100
UberLUX
$90 - $120
Breeze Bike Share
Website
santamonicabikeshare.com
Bike from . Aquarium (Drop Zone) Sm to . Runyon Canyon (Drop Zone)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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