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There are 8 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by bus, taxi, car, shuttle 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

Line 3 bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Manchester Eb & Loyola Fs 3

$1 - $2

7 alternative options

Line 3 bus via 96Th Wb & Alverstone Ns  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to 96Th Wb & Alverstone Ns 3

$1 - $2

Bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from 4Th Nb & Broadway Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns 2 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Westwood to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Westwood to LAX

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 12 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 12 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  26 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  26 min

  1. Take a town car from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport 12 miles

$95 - $140

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 12 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to line 3 bus which costs $1 - $2 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to taxi which costs $55 - $70 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place and arriving at Manchester Eb & Loyola Fs. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 7 miles. The road distance is 12 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to line 3 bus which takes 40 min and costs $1 - $2.

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The line 3 bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Manchester Eb & Loyola Fs takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place station.

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Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Manchester Eb & Loyola Fs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 12 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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There are 2330+ hotels available in Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 6.9 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 30 min.

Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to Manchester Eb & Loyola Fs
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Sb & Santa Monica Place to 96Th Wb & Alverstone Ns
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from 4Th Nb & Broadway Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Veteran
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Westwood to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
LAX FlyAway
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Private
$95 - $140
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$15 - $22
Assist
$16 - $22
Español
$16 - $22
UberX
$16 - $22
WAV
$16 - $22
UberXL
$27 - $35
Select
$40 - $55
Black
$55 - $70
Black SUV
$70 - $90
Lux
$85 - $110
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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