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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica to Claremont by bus, tram, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs R10
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center Silver Streak / ...

$4 - $12

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Tram, train  •  2 h 54 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 Claremont station San Bernardino Line

$11 - $14

Line 704 bus, tram, line 188 bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Azusa Downtown Station
  3. Take the line 188 bus from Azusa Intermodal Transit Center to Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave E 188

$5 - $10

Line 704 bus, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Claremont station San Bernardino Line

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Claremont 48.5 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Claremont 48.5 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Claremont is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Claremont is to taxi which costs $200 - $240 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Claremont. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns and arriving at Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave N via Union Station and Montclair Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Claremont is 45 miles. The road distance is 48.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Claremont without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $3 - $13.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Santa Monica to Claremont, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Claremont bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Claremont is 48 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Santa Monica to Claremont.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Claremont. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Claremont.
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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Claremont via Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs, Union Station, and Montclair Transit Center in around 2 h 50 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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Union Station - Metro Gold Line to Azusa Downtown Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 Claremont station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Azusa Intermodal Transit Center to Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave E
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
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
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica to Claremont
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
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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