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

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Tram, taxi  •  2h

  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

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Bus, line 25 bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Flower / Pico to Fullerton Park & Ride Dock 14 460 / ...
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 7 to Orange-Main 25

$5 - $16

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Tram, line 1 bus  •  3h 40m

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

$6 - $11

Line 20 bus, bus, line 25 bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Wilshire / Lincoln to Wilshire / Flower 20
  2. Take the bus from Flower / 7th to Fullerton Park & Ride Dock 14 460 / ...
  3. Take the line 25 bus from Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 7 to Orange-Main 25

$5 - $16

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 Wilshire / Lincoln and arriving at Orange-Main via Flower / 7th and Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 7. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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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 taxi which takes 2h and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2h 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 Wilshire / Lincoln station.

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Santa Monica to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Orange-Main 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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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 Pico Station, Flower / Pico, Fullerton Park & Ride Dock 14, and Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 7 in around 4h 40m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
Tram from Pico Station to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Flower-Pico to Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 13
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 7 to Orange-Main
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Flower-7Th to Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 13
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Flower / Pico to Fullerton Park & Ride Dock 14
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Wilshire / Lincoln to Wilshire / Flower
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Flower / 7th to Fullerton Park & Ride Dock 14
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Other operators
Taxi from 1st Street Station to Huntington Beach
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com
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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