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There are 4 ways to get from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica by train, tram, bus, 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

Train, tram  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$49 - $76

Cheapest option

Line 55 bus, line 83 bus, bus, tram  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 55 bus from Bristol-Anton to 6Th-Flower 55
  2. Take the line 83 bus from Flower-6Th to Harbor-East Shuttle Area 83
  3. Take the bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Figueroa / Pico 460
  4. Take the tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station

$7 - $19

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica 48.5 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica 48.5 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $200 - $240 and takes 50 min.

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The distance between South Coast Plaza and Santa Monica is 42 miles. The road distance is 48.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica without a car is to train and tram which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica is 48 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica.

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There are 2406+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 41.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

What companies run services between South Coast Plaza, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica. However, you can take the taxi to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, take the train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, take the walk to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, take the subway to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, take the walk to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines, then take the tram to Downtown Santa Monica Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica via Bristol-Anton, 6Th-Flower, Flower-6Th, Harbor-East Shuttle Area, Disneyland Employee's Entrance, Figueroa / Pico, and Pico Station in around 4 h 48 min.

Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Pico Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Bristol-Anton to 6Th-Flower
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Flower-6Th to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Figueroa / Pico
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Taxi from South Coast Plaza to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
OCTAP
Website
octap.net
Affordable Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-235-3035
Splendid Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 714-206-3086
Website
aqtransportation.com
Yellow Cab Anaheim
Phone
+1 714-905-5453
Website
yellowcabanaheimca.com

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