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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Newport Beach by tram, bus or car

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

Tram, line 1 bus  •  3 h 46 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

Cheapest option

Bus, line 460 bus, line 577 bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Flower 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Flower / 7th to Norwalk Station 460
  3. Take the line 577 bus from Norwalk Station to Channel / 7th 577
  4. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves 1

$5 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus, line 1 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from LAX City Bus Center to Broadway / Long Beach Layover 232
  2. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves 1

$6 - $14

Line 733 bus, line 47 bus  •  4 h 55 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 47A / ...

$25 - $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 Coast-Balboa Coves via Flower / 7th, Norwalk Station and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 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 3 h 46 min and costs $5 - $11.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 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 Coast-Balboa Coves 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 723+ 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: 3 h 46 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, Wilshire / Flower, Flower / 7th, Norwalk Station, Channel / 7th, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 24 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Balboa-35Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Colorado to Wilshire / Flower
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Flower / 7th to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Norwalk Station to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from LAX City Bus Center to Broadway / Long Beach Layover
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 2nd / Broadway to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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