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

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Tram, train

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

Tram, bus

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
  2. Take the bus from Pico Blvd and Flower St to Montclair Transit Center

Line 720 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 720 bus from Wilshire / 6th to 6th / Broadway
  2. Take the bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Montclair Transit Center

Line 4 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Hill / 5th
  2. Take the bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Montclair Transit Center

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Montclair

Drive

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Montclair

Santa Monica to Montclair by tram, subway and train

The journey time between Santa Monica and Montclair is around 2h 7m and covers a distance of around 51 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h. Operated by Metro Los Angeles and Metrolink Trains, the Santa Monica to Montclair service departs from Downtown Santa Monica Station and arrives in Montclair station. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 52m
Layover time:
14 min
Total time:
2h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h
Journey distance:
51 miles
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:29
Last service departs at:
20:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santa Monica to Montclair tram, subway and train schedules

Santa Monica → Montclair
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montclair is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montclair is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Montclair is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Montclair is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Montclair is to taxi which costs $200 - $250 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Montclair. However, there are services departing from Wilshire / 6th and arriving at Central @ San Bernardino Sb Fs via Olive Ave and 5th St E and Montclair Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Monica station to Montclair station. However, there are services departing from Downtown Santa Monica Station and arriving at Montclair station via 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines and L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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It is 46 miles from Santa Monica to Montclair. It is approximately 49.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Montclair without a car is to tram and train which takes 2h 51m and costs $1 - $14.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Santa Monica to Montclair, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Montclair bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Wilshire / 6th station.

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Santa Monica to Montclair train services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Downtown Santa Monica Station.

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Santa Monica to Montclair bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at Montclair Transit Center station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Montclair.
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  • Distance: 46.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Montclair, San Bernardino County, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Montclair via 6th / Broadway, Olive Ave and 5th St E, and Montclair Transit Center in around 3h 50m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Senior/Disabled
$1
Adult
$2
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Pico Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Senior/Disabled
$1
Adult
$2
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$3 - $4
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $7
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pico Blvd and Flower St to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Olive Ave and 5th St E to Montclair Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / 6th to 6th / Broadway
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$1 - $2
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Hill / 5th
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica to Montclair
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net

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Santa Monica to Montclair train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Montclair station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Montclair is 49 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Santa Monica to Montclair.

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