There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Glendale by 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.

Recommended option

Line 20 bus, line 603 bus  •  1 h 38 min

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

$28 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Glendale is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Glendale is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 25 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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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Santa Monica to Glendale, including transfers.

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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 38 min.

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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 / Alvarado and Westlake / Macarthur Park Station in around 1 h 38 min.

Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Alvarado
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
$28 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$28 - $40
uberASSIST
$30 - $40
uberESPAÑOL
$30 - $40
uberX
$30 - $40
WAV
$30 - $40
uberXL
$40 - $55
UberSELECT
$65 - $85
UberBLACK
$90 - $120
UberSUV
$110 - $150
UberLUX
$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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