There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach by tram, bus, taxi or car

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Tram, line 1 bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to Anaheim Street Station
  3. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-11Th 1

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus, line 460 bus, line 577 bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Flower / 7th to Norwalk Station 460
  3. Take the line 577 bus from Norwalk Station to Channel / 7th 577

$5 - $12

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Tram, bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
  2. Take the bus from Flower / Pico to Knotts Berry Farm 460
  3. Take the bus from Beach-La Palma to 1St-Orange 29 / ...

$5 - $12

Line 704 bus, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the bus from Buena Park Metrolink Station Zone 1 to 1St-Orange 25 / ...

$10 - $18

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach 46.3 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach 46.3 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Pacific Coast-Main via Flower / 7th, Norwalk Station and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Huntington Beach is 38 miles. The road distance is 46.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach without a car is to tram and line 1 bus which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $5 - $11.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Channel / 7th station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Huntington Beach is 46 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach.

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The nearest airport to Huntington Beach is Santa Ana (SNA) Airport which is 8.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Long Beach (LGB) (13.8 miles), Los Angeles (LAX) (30.8 miles), Burbank (BUR) (42.4 miles) and San Diego (SAN) (79.6 miles).

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach.
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  • Distance: 37.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach via Wilshire / Flower, Flower / 7th, Norwalk Station, Channel / 7th, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 9 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Anaheim Street Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-11Th
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Beach-La Palma to 1St-Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Buena Park Metrolink Station Zone 1 to 1St-Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Flower / Pico to Knotts Berry Farm
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Flower / 7th to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Norwalk Station to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & 6Th Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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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