There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Lancaster by tram, train, bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Tram, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station Antelope Valley Line

$16 - $20

3 alternative options

Line 720 bus, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca 6306 / ...

$19 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Lancaster 69.9 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Lancaster 69.9 miles

$75 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Lancaster is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Lancaster is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Lancaster is 51 miles. The road distance is 69.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Lancaster without a car is to tram and train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $15 - $20.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Santa Monica to Lancaster, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Lancaster is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Santa Monica to Lancaster.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 51.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Lancaster via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Palmdale, Ca, and Palmdale station in around 4 h 51 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$75 - $100
Assist
$80 - $110
Español
$80 - $110
UberX
$80 - $110
WAV
$80 - $110
UberXL
$120 - $160
Select
$190 - $240
Black
$270 - $340
Black SUV
$330 - $410
Lux
$380 - $470

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