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There are 3 ways to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach by tram, taxi or car

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Tram, taxi  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
  2. Take the tram from Pico Station to 1st Street Station
  3. Take a taxi from 1st Street Station to Huntington Beach

$47 - $62

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach 45.9 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach 45.9 miles

$4 - $7

Santa Monica → Huntington Beach
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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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The distance between Santa Monica and Huntington Beach is 38 miles. The road distance is 45.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach without a car is to tram and taxi which takes 2h 2m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2h 2m to get from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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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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There are 828+ hotels available in Huntington Beach. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 37.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

There is no direct connection from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach. However, you can take the tram to Pico Station, take the tram to 1st Street Station, then take the taxi to Huntington Beach. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Huntington Beach.

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
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Pico Station to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Other operators
Taxi from 1st Street Station to Huntington Beach
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035

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