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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach by tram, bus, taxi or car

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 45 bus, line 1 bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Anaheim Street Station
  3. Take the line 45 bus from Anaheim & L.B. Blvd. Se to Seventh & Channel Se 45 / ...
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-11Th 1

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus, line 460 bus, line 577 bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Flower 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Flower / 7th to Norwalk Station 460
  3. Take the line 577 bus from Norwalk Station to Channel / 7th 577
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main 1

$5 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Flower / Pico to Knotts Berry Farm 460
  2. Take the bus from Beach-La Palma to 1St-Orange 29 / ...

$5 - $12

Bus, line 121 bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11 R3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from LAX City Bus Center to Broadway / Long Beach Layover 232
  3. Take the line 121 bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se 121 / ...
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main 1

$6 - $14

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach 46.9 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach 46.9 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach. However, there are services departing from 5th / Colorado and arriving at Pacific Coast-Main via Flower / 7th, Norwalk Station and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Huntington Beach is 38 miles. The road distance is 46.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach without a car is to tram and line 45 bus and line 1 bus which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $5 - $11.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Pacific Coast-Main station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach is 47 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach.

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There are 755+ hotels available in Huntington Beach. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach.
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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and Huntington Beach, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach via 5th / Colorado, Wilshire / Flower, Flower / 7th, Norwalk Station, Channel / 7th, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Anaheim Street Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Anaheim & L.B. Blvd. Se to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-11Th
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Beach-La Palma to 1St-Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Flower
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Flower / 7th to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Norwalk Station to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Flower / Pico to Knotts Berry Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from LAX City Bus Center to Broadway / Long Beach Layover
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Lax Transit Center Bay 11
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Huntington Beach
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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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