There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach by tram, bus or car

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Tram, line 1 bus  •  4 h 8 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 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves 1

$6 - $11

3 alternative options

Line 720 bus, bus, line 47 bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Colorado to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  3. Take the line 47 bus from Fairview-Westminster to Hospital-Superior 47 / ...

$16 - $38

Line 733 bus, line 47 bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 733 bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda 33 / ...
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Balboa-35Th 47 / ...

$10 - $50

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach 51.9 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach. However, there are services departing from 5th / Colorado and arriving at Hospital-Superior via Los Angeles, Ca, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 and Fairview-Westminster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Newport Beach is 43 miles. The road distance is 51.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach without a car is to tram and line 1 bus which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $5 - $11.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Hospital-Superior station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach is 52 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach.

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There are 636+ hotels available in Newport Beach. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach.
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  • Distance: 42.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach via 5th / Colorado, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Ana, Ca, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Westminster-Fairview, and Fairview-Westminster in around 4 h 17 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Fairview-Westminster to Hospital-Superior
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Balboa-35Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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