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There are 8 ways to get from Santa Monica to Las Vegas by bus, car, plane, tram or train

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica to Las Vegas Downtown FlixBus

$11 - $21

7 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica to Barstow Station FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv 6781 / ...

$28 - $64

Line 704 bus, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Cesar E Chavez / Spring 704
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas Hollywood

$23 - $38

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas 287.7 miles

$28 - $45

Bus to Los Angeles, fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) LAX - LAS

$55 - $208

Tram to Burbank, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) BUR - LAS

$125 - $517

Tram, tram to Long Beach, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  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. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Las Vegas (LAS) LGB - LAS

$60 - $280

Tram, train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
  3. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Las Vegas (LAS) ONT - LAS

$144 - $547

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Las Vegas is to bus which costs $11 - $21 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Las Vegas is to bus and fly which costs $55 - $210 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Monica and arriving at Las Vegas Downtown. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Las Vegas is 242 miles. The road distance is 287.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Las Vegas without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $11 - $21.

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The bus from Santa Monica to Las Vegas Downtown takes 6 h 5 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Santa Monica to Las Vegas bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Santa Monica station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Las Vegas Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Santa Monica to Las Vegas bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Las Vegas Downtown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Las Vegas is 288 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas.

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  • Distance: 242.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Las Vegas, NV, USA?

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Santa Monica to Las Vegas 4 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $21 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Burbank to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Long Beach to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Monica to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Monica to Barstow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Cesar E Chavez / Spring
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / 14th to Wilshire / Veteran
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Boltbus
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Las Vegas Airport.

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