There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Anaheim by bus, tram, train, taxi 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

Line 720 bus, bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9489 / ...

$11 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs R10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner / ...

$10 - $50

3 alternative options

Tram, train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station 91/Pvl / ...

$10 - $13

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Anaheim 40.2 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim 40.2 miles

$3 - $6

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Anaheim. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Anaheim, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Anaheim is 36 miles. The road distance is 40.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Anaheim without a car is to line 720 bus and bus which takes 2 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Santa Monica to Anaheim, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Anaheim bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / Santa Monica station.

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Santa Monica to Anaheim bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Anaheim, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Anaheim is 40 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Anaheim. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Anaheim.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Anaheim, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Anaheim via 7th / Decatur and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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