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There are 7 ways to get from Santa Monica to Highland Park by tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Tram  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Expo Line

$6

Cheapest option

Bus, line 81 bus via 5th / Santa Monica  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Hill 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Hill / 7th to Figueroa / Avenue 54 81

$2

5 alternative options

Tram, line 81 bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Figueroa / Pico to Figueroa / Avenue 54 81

$3 - $5

Bus Big Blue Bus, line 81 bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to 7Th Wb & Olive Fs R10 / ...
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Hill / 7th to Figueroa / Avenue 54 81

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Highland Park 20.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Highland Park 20.7 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Highland Park 20.7 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Highland Park is to bus and line 81 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Highland Park is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Highland Park. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns and arriving at Figueroa / Avenue 54 via Hill / 7th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Highland Park is 18 miles. The road distance is 20.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Highland Park without a car is to tram which takes 1 h 14 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Santa Monica to Highland Park, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica to Highland Park bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Figueroa / Avenue 54 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Highland Park is 21 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Santa Monica to Highland Park.

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There are 2159+ hotels available in Highland Park. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Highland Park.
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  • Distance: 18.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Highland Park via 7Th Wb & Olive Fs and Hill / 7th in around 1 h 42 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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Figueroa / Pico to Figueroa / Avenue 54
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Hill / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Hill / 7th to Figueroa / Avenue 54
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 & Olive Fs
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & 6Th Ns to 7Th Wb & Olive Fs
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 Highland Park
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$24 - $35
Assist
$25 - $35
Español
$25 - $35
UberX
$25 - $35
WAV
$25 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$60 - $80
Black
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$110 - $140
Lux
$120 - $160
Taxi from Santa Monica to Highland Park
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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