There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station 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.

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Tram  •  35 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Expo Park / USC Station Metro Expo Line

$2

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower 20 / ...

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station 13.8 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station 13.8 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station 13.8 miles

$17 - $23

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at USC - Exposition & Trousdale via Flower & 7th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Expo Park/USC Station is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station without a car is to tram which takes 35 min and costs .

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The tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Expo Park / USC Station takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / Santa Monica station.

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Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Wilshire / Flower station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station is 14 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station.

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There are 2581+ hotels available in Expo Park/USC Station. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station.
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  • Distance: 11.8 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Expo Park/USC Station, CA, USA?

Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Big Blue Bus also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Expo Park / USC Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$17 - $23
Assist
$18 - $24
Español
$18 - $24
UberX
$18 - $24
WAV
$18 - $24
UberXL
$28 - $40
Select
$40 - $60
Black
$60 - $80
Black SUV
$75 - $100
Lux
$90 - $120
Taxi from Santa Monica to Expo Park/USC Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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