There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Ventura by tram, train, bus 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

Tram, train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Metro Expo Line
  2. Pacific Surfliner

$31 - $64

Cheapest option

Line 704 bus, train, line 6 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. 704
  2. 6

$14 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 25 min

  1. R10
  2. 4591

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. 63.6 miles

$6 - $9

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Ventura via Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs and Los Angeles, CA in around 4 h 25 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns to Alameda Nb & Los Angeles Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Gold Coast Transit
Website
goldcoasttransit.org
Bus from Otc to Main & Oak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
goldcoasttransit.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Monica and Ventura is 79 km. The road distance is 102 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Ventura is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Ventura is to drive which takes 1 h 6 min and costs $6 - $9.

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Ventura. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica Eb & Lincoln Ns and arriving at Ventura, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Santa Monica to Ventura, including transfers.