There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks by tram, bus, taxi or car

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Tram, bus  •  3 h 6 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 bus from Figueroa & 7th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$3 - $6

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Flower 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr. Commuter Express 422 / ...

$3 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks 35.2 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks 35.2 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Hampshire & Foothill Dr. via Figueroa & 5th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Thousand Oaks is 23 miles. The road distance is 35.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks without a car is to tram and bus which takes 3 h 6 min and costs $2 - $6.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / Santa Monica station.

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Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at Hampshire & Foothill Dr. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks is 35 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Thousand Oaks. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks via Wilshire / Flower and Figueroa & 5th in around 3 h 15 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
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Figueroa & 7th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Figueroa & 5th to Hampshire & Foothill Dr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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