There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Glendale by tram, subway, train, 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, subway, train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  2. Take the subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Glendale station

$8 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 720 bus, line 603 bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Alvarado 720 / ...
  2. Take the line 603 bus from Westlake / Macarthur Park Station to Pacific / San Fernando 603

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Glendale 21.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Glendale 21.9 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  25 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Glendale 21.9 miles

$25 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Glendale. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Pacific / San Fernando via Westlake / Macarthur Park Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Glendale is 16 miles. The road distance is 21.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Glendale without a car is to tram and subway and train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Santa Monica to Glendale, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica to Glendale bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Pacific / San Fernando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Glendale is 22 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Santa Monica to Glendale.

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There are 2206+ hotels available in Glendale. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Glendale.
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  • Distance: 16.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Glendale via Wilshire / Westmoreland and Westlake / Macarthur Park Station in around 1 h 52 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
Subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines
Ave. Duration
5 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 Glendale station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Alvarado
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Westlake / Macarthur Park Station to Pacific / San Fernando
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Glendale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$25 - $35
Assist
$27 - $35
Español
$27 - $35
UberX
$27 - $35
WAV
$27 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$65 - $85
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$110 - $150
Lux
$130 - $170
Taxi from Santa Monica to Glendale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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