There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Ojai by bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Line 788 bus, train, line 16 bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 788 bus from Lindbrook / Westwood to Van Nuys / Keswick 788
  2. Take the train from Van Nuys Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
  3. Take the line 16 bus from Thompson & Figueroa to Ojai Park & Ride 16

$30 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus, line 16 bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 7th to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Transit Center to Pacific View Mall
  4. Take the line 16 bus from Vtc to Ojai Park & Ride 16

$6 - $12

2 alternative options

Line 788 bus, bus, line 16 bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 788 bus from Wilshire / Veteran to Van Nuys / Keswick 788
  2. Take the bus from Van Nuys Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
  3. Take the line 16 bus from Thompson & Figueroa to Ojai Park & Ride 16

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Ojai 78.9 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Ojai is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Ojai is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Ojai. However, there are services departing from Wilshire Eb & Lincoln Fs and arriving at Ojai Park & Ride via Wilshire / Veteran, Van Nuys Amtrak and Thompson & Figueroa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Ojai is 52 miles. The road distance is 78.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Ojai without a car is to line 788 bus and train and line 16 bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs $29 - $60.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Santa Monica to Ojai, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Ojai bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Wilshire / Veteran station.

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Santa Monica to Ojai bus services, operated by Gold Coast Transit, arrive at Ojai Park & Ride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Ojai is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Santa Monica to Ojai.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Ojai. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 52.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Ojai via Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns, Wilshire / Veteran, Van Nuys / Keswick, Van Nuys Amtrak, Ventura Amtrak, and Thompson & Figueroa in around 5 h 49 min.

Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Van Nuys Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Lindbrook / Westwood to Van Nuys / Keswick
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Veteran to Van Nuys / Keswick
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Gold Coast Transit
Website
goldcoasttransit.org
Bus from Thompson & Figueroa to Ojai Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
goldcoasttransit.org
Bus from Vtc to Ojai Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
goldcoasttransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Van Nuys Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & 6Th Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Figueroa & 7th to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Ventura County Transportation Commission
Phone
(800) 438-1112
Website
goventura.org
Bus from Thousand Oaks Transit Center to Pacific View Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Ventura County Transportation Commission

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