There are 7 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits by bus, tram, 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 20 bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Curson 20

$1 - $3

6 alternative options

Line 720 bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Spaulding 20 / ...

$1 - $3

Tram, line 217 bus  •  1 h 15 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 Fairfax / 8th 217

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits 10.6 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits 10.6 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  16 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits 10.6 miles

$13 - $19

Bikeshare  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Cycle from . Aquarium (Drop Zone) Sm to . Gilmore & 3Rd 10.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits is to taxi which costs $50 - $60 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 5th / Colorado and arriving at Wilshire / Curson. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits without a car is to line 20 bus which takes 56 min and costs $1 - $3.

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The line 20 bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Curson takes 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / Colorado station.

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Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Wilshire / Curson station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits is 11 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits.

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There are 2468+ hotels available in La Brea Tar Pits. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits.
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  • Distance: 9.1 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and La Brea Tar Pits, CA, USA?

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 37 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to La Cienega / Jefferson Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Curson
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Spaulding
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from La Cienega / Jefferson to Fairfax / 8th
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$13 - $19
Assist
$14 - $19
Español
$14 - $19
UberX
$14 - $19
WAV
$14 - $19
UberXL
$23 - $30
Select
$35 - $50
Black
$45 - $65
Black SUV
$60 - $80
Lux
$70 - $95
Breeze Bike Share
Phone
+1 310-828-2525
Email
info@BreezeBikeShare.com
Website
santamonicabikeshare.com
Bike from . Aquarium (Drop Zone) Sm to . Gilmore & 3Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
On demand
More information at
santamonicabikeshare.com
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to La Brea Tar Pits
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
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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