Travel from Santa-Monica to La-Jolla

Train, bus or fly from Santa Monica to La Jolla?

Metro Los Angeles operates a train from Santa Monica to La Jolla every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 46 min. 3 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Metro Los Angeles operates a bus from Santa Monica to La Jolla hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. 3 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Santa Monica to La Jolla

ModeDurationPrice
From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, subway to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, walk to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, train to Old Town Transit Center, then line 30 bus to Silverado St & Herschel Av.5 h 39 min$54
From 5th / Santa Monica line 720 bus to Los Angeles, CA, bus to 12th & Imperial Transit Center, line 11 bus to 1st Av & Ash St, then line 30 bus to Silverado St & Herschel Av.7 h$24
From Santa Monica / Lincoln line 704 bus to L. A. Union Station station, train to Oceanside Transit Center, bus to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr, then line 30 bus to Silverado St & Herschel Av.7 h 8 min$20
From Santa Monica drive to La Jolla.2 h 10 min$15
From Wilshire / 14th bus to Westwood, bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Diego airport, line 992 bus to Broadway & 5th Av, then line 30 bus to La Jolla.4 h 39 min$246
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    Santa Monica to La Jolla:

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      1 Train Amtrak
      • One-Way approx: USD $34 - $81
      • Duration: 5 h 39 min
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      • Duration: 7 h 8 min
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      • Duration: 2 h 10 min
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      • One-Way approx: USD $111 - $360
      • Duration: 4 h 39 min
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