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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center by tram, bus, taxi, car 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

Tram  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station Metro Expo Line

$2

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns to Olive Nb & Olympic Ns R10

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center 15.2 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center 15.2 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center 15.2 miles

$18 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center is to tram which costs $2 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns and arriving at Olive Nb & Olympic Ns. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and Staples Center is 14 miles. The road distance is 15.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center without a car is to tram which takes 1 h 5 min and costs $2.

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The tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station takes 44 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns station.

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Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Olive Nb & Olympic Ns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center is 15 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center.

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There are 2640+ hotels available in Staples Center. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center.
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  • Distance: 13.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and Staples Center, CA, USA?

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 1 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
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns to Olive Nb & Olympic Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$18 - $26
Assist
$19 - $26
Español
$19 - $26
UberX
$19 - $26
WAV
$19 - $26
UberXL
$30 - $45
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Lux
$100 - $130
Taxi from Santa Monica Pier to Staples Center
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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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