There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood by tram, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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

Tram, subway  •  1 h 41 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 subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$4

Cheapest option

Bus, line 734 bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Westwood 720 / ...
  2. Take the line 734 bus from Westwood / Lindbrook to Sepulveda / Ventura 734 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ventura / Sepulveda to Universal / Studio City Station 750

$3 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns R10
  2. Take the subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station Metro Red Line

$4

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood 19.6 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood 19.6 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  25 min

  1. Take an Uber from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood 19.6 miles

$25 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 25 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 11 miles. The road distance is 19.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood station. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Universal / Studio City Station via Westwood / Lindbrook and Ventura / Sepulveda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood via Wilshire / Westwood, Westwood / Lindbrook, Sepulveda / Ventura, Ventura / Sepulveda, and Universal / Studio City Station in around 2 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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Subway from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to 7Th Wb & Figueroa Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & 6Th Ns to Westwood Nb & Wilshire Ns
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to Wilshire / Westwood
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Westwood / Lindbrook to Sepulveda / Ventura
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Ventura / Sepulveda to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$25 - $35
uberASSIST
$27 - $35
uberESPAÑOL
$27 - $35
uberX
$27 - $35
WAV
$27 - $35
uberXL
$35 - $50
UberSELECT
$55 - $75
UberBLACK
$80 - $110
UberSUV
$100 - $130
UberLUX
$120 - $150
Taxi from Santa Monica to Universal Studios, Hollywood
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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