There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica to Griffith Park by tram, bus, subway, 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

Tram, line 96 bus  •  2 h 18 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 line 96 bus from Olive / 7th to Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office 96

$3 - $5

Cheapest option

Bus, line 96 bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Olive Nb & Venice Ns R10 / ...
  2. Take the line 96 bus from Olive / Olympic to Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office 96

$3 - $6

4 alternative options

Tram, subway, bus  •  2 h 58 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 Vermont / Sunset Station
  3. Take the bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Griffith Park 23.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Griffith Park 23.2 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Griffith Park 23.2 miles

$27 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Griffith Park is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Griffith Park is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Griffith Park. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns and arriving at Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office via Olive / Olympic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Griffith Park is 14 miles. The road distance is 23.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Griffith Park without a car is to tram and line 96 bus which takes 2 h 18 min and costs $2 - $5.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Santa Monica to Griffith Park, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica to Griffith Park bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Griffith Park is 23 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Santa Monica to Griffith Park.

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There are 2416+ hotels available in Griffith Park. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Griffith Park.
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  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Griffith Park via Olive Nb & Olympic Ns, Olive / Olympic, and Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office in around 2 h 25 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 Vermont / Sunset Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Olive / 7th to Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Hill / Olympic
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Olive / Olympic to Griffith Park / Park Ranger Office
Ave. Duration
42 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 Olive Nb & Venice Ns
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Vermont Ave. & Sunset Blvd. to Vermont Canyon Rd
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Griffith Park
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$27 - $35
Assist
$28 - $40
Español
$28 - $40
UberX
$28 - $40
WAV
$28 - $40
UberXL
$45 - $60
Select
$65 - $90
Black
$95 - $120
Black SUV
$120 - $150
Lux
$140 - $180
Taxi from Santa Monica to Griffith Park
Ave. Duration
27 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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