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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Ventura by tram, 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

Tram, bus  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Jefferson / USC Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the bus from Usc to Ventura FlixBus

$7 - $14

4 alternative options

Tram, train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to LATTC / Ortho Institute Station Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ventura Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$29 - $45

Line 788 bus, bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the line 788 bus from Wilshire / Veteran to Van Nuys / Keswick 788
  2. Take the bus from Van Nuys Amtrak Station to Ventura Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Line 704 bus, train, line 6 bus  •  5h 44m

  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 Oxnard station
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Otc to Main & Oak 6

$15 - $20

Drive  •  1h 7m

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Ventura 65.2 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Ventura is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Ventura is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Ventura. However, there are services departing from Wilshire Eb & Lincoln Fs and arriving at Ventura Amtrak via Wilshire / Veteran and Van Nuys Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Ventura is 50 miles. The road distance is 65.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Ventura without a car is to tram and bus which takes 3h 22m and costs $6 - $14.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Santa Monica to Ventura, including transfers.

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

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Santa Monica to Ventura bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ventura Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Ventura is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 7m to drive from Santa Monica to Ventura.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Ventura. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Ventura.
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  • Distance: 49.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Ventura via Wilshire / Veteran, Van Nuys / Keswick, and Van Nuys Amtrak Station in around 4h 22m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to Jefferson / USC Station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to LATTC / Ortho Institute Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Oxnard station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Metrolink Trains
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Usc to Ventura
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Veteran to Van Nuys / Keswick
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Santa Monica / Lincoln to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Van Nuys Amtrak Station to Ventura Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Gold Coast Transit
Phone
+1 805-487-4222
Website
goldcoasttransit.org
Bus from Otc to Main & Oak
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Gold Coast Transit

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