There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Getty Center by bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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

Bus, line 602 bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. 720 / ...
  2. 602

$2 - $6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. 8.7 miles

$45 - $60

Uber  •  10 min

  1. 8.7 miles

$11 - $17

Walk  •  1 h 43 min

  1. 5.4 miles

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Getty Center via Westwood Nb & Wilshire Ns, Westwood / Lindbrook, and Church / Sepulveda in around 1 h 3 min.

Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / 14th to Wilshire / Westwood
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Westwood / Lindbrook to Church / Sepulveda
Ave. Duration
16 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 Westwood Nb & Wilshire Ns
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Getty Center
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$11 - $17
uberASSIST
$13 - $18
uberESPAÑOL
$13 - $18
uberX
$13 - $18
WAV
$13 - $18
uberXL
$18 - $24
UberSELECT
$30 - $40
UberBLACK
$40 - $55
UberSUV
$55 - $70
UberLUX
$65 - $85
Taxi from Santa Monica to Getty Center
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Monica and Getty Center is 7 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Getty Center is to bus and line 602 bus which costs $2 - $6 and takes 1 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Getty Center is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $45 - $60.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Getty Center. However, there are services departing from Wilshire / 14th and arriving at Church / Sepulveda via Westwood / Lindbrook. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Santa Monica to Getty Center, including transfers.