There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign 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, bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  2. Take the subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Hollywood / Vine Station
  3. Take the bus from Argyle Ave. & Hollywood Blvd. to Beachwood Dr. & Glen Oak St.

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 720 bus, bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Serrano 720 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Western Ave. & Wilshire Blvd. to Vine St. & Selma Ave.
  3. Take the bus from Vine St. & Selma Ave. to Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr.

$4 - $8

4 alternative options

Line 720 bus, subway, bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Vermont 720 / ...
  2. Take the subway from Wilshire / Vermont Station to Hollywood / Vine Station
  3. Take the bus from Argyle Ave. & Hollywood Blvd. to Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr.

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign 18.4 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign 18.4 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign 18.4 miles

$22 - $29

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign. However, there are services departing from 5th / Colorado and arriving at Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr. via Western Ave. & Wilshire Blvd. and Vine St. & Selma Ave.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Sign is 13 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign without a car is to tram and subway and bus which takes 2 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign is 18 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign.

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There are 2468+ hotels available in Hollywood Sign. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 13.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign via 5th / Colorado, Wilshire / Serrano, Western Ave. & Wilshire Blvd., Vine St. & Selma Ave., and Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr. in around 2 h 57 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 Hollywood / Vine Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from Wilshire / Vermont Station to Hollywood / Vine Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Argyle Ave. & Hollywood Blvd. to Beachwood Dr. & Glen Oak St.
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Argyle Ave. & Hollywood Blvd. to Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr.
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Western Ave. & Wilshire Blvd. to Vine St. & Selma Ave.
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Vine St. & Selma Ave. to Beachwood Dr. & Westshire Dr.
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Vermont
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Serrano
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$22 - $29
Assist
$23 - $30
Español
$23 - $30
UberX
$23 - $30
WAV
$23 - $30
UberXL
$35 - $50
Select
$55 - $75
Black
$75 - $100
Black SUV
$95 - $130
Lux
$110 - $150
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Hollywood Sign
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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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