There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Santa Ana by bus, tram, train, taxi 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 720 bus, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9471 / ...

$12 - $24

Cheapest option

Line 704 bus, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 704 bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 704
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Santa Ana station Orange County Line

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Tram, train  •  2 h 43 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$26 - $49

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Santa Ana 46.4 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Santa Ana 46.4 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Santa Ana is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Santa Ana is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 50 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Santa Ana is 41 miles. The road distance is 46.4 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Santa Monica to Santa Ana, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Santa Ana. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Santa Ana, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Santa Ana via 7th / Decatur and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 h 23 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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
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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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Santa Monica Taxi
Phone
+1 310.444.4444
Website
facebook.com
Santa Monica Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877.733.3305
Website
layellowcab.com
https://www.smgov.net/
Website
smgov.net
Metro Cab Santa Monica
Phone
+1 310-444-7777
Website
metrocabsm.com

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