There are 7 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

6 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

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

$17 - $24

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 takes 26 min and costs $55 - $70.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 11 km. The road distance is 19 km.

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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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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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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
Other operators
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
$17 - $24
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$17 - $24
uberASSIST
$18 - $24
uberESPAÑOL
$18 - $24
uberX
$18 - $24
WAV
$18 - $24
uberXL
$25 - $35
UberSELECT
$40 - $50
UberBLACK
$50 - $70
UberSUV
$70 - $90
UberLUX
$80 - $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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Los Angeles Airport
Estimated price
$95 - $140

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