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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair by tram, train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Tram, train

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

4 alternative options

Tram, bus

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
  2. Take the bus from Pico Blvd and Flower St to Montclair Transit Center

Line 33 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 33 bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair

Drive

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair

Santa Monica Pier to Montclair by walk, tram, subway and train

The journey time between Santa Monica Pier and Montclair is around 2h 7m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h. Operated by Metro Los Angeles and Metrolink Trains, the Santa Monica Pier to Montclair service departs from Santa Monica Pier and arrives in Montclair station. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 52m
Layover time:
14 min
Total time:
2h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h
Journey distance:
52 miles
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:29
Last service departs at:
20:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santa Monica Pier to Montclair walk, tram, subway and train schedules

Santa Monica Pier → Montclair
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  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montclair is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Montclair is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair 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 Montclair is to taxi which costs $200 - $250 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair. However, there are services departing from 2nd / Broadway and arriving at Central @ San Bernardino Sb Fs via Union Station and Montclair Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Monica Pier station to Montclair station. However, there are services departing from Downtown Santa Monica Station and arriving at Montclair station via 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines and L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 1m.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Montclair is 47 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair without a car is to tram and train which takes 3h 1m and costs $1 - $14.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair, including transfers.

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Santa Monica Pier to Montclair bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 2nd / Broadway station.

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Santa Monica Pier to Montclair train services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Downtown Santa Monica Station.

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Santa Monica Pier to Montclair bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at Montclair Transit Center station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair.
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  • Distance: 46.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and Montclair, San Bernardino County, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair via 2nd / Broadway, Cesar E Chavez / Alameda, Union Station, and Montclair Transit Center in around 4h 2m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Phone
+1-323-466-3876
Email
CustomerRelations@metro.net
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Senior/Disabled
$1
Adult
$2
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Senior/Disabled
$1
Adult
$2
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$3 - $4
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $7
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pico Blvd and Flower St to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Phone
+1-323-466-3876
Email
CustomerRelations@metro.net
Website
metro.net
Bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net

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Santa Monica Pier to Montclair train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Montclair station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Montclair is 50 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Montclair.

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