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

Line 550 bus, tram  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 550 bus from Vermont / Torrance to Vermont / Exposition 550
  2. Take the tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$4

Cheapest option

Line 8 bus, line 3 bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St to Lax City Bus Center 8
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs 3 / ...

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Torrance to Santa Monica 19.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Torrance to Santa Monica 19.7 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from Torrance to Santa Monica 19.7 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Torrance to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Torrance to Santa Monica is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Torrance to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St and arriving at 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs via Lax Transit Center Bay 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Torrance and Santa Monica is 15 miles. The road distance is 19.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Torrance to Santa Monica without a car is to line 550 bus and tram which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $3 - $5.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Torrance to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Torrance to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Torrance Transit, depart from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St station.

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Torrance to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Torrance to Santa Monica is 20 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Torrance to Santa Monica.

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There are 2447+ hotels available in Santa Monica. Prices start at $112 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Torrance to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 15.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Torrance to Santa Monica via Lax Transit Center Bay 12 in around 1 h 42 min.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Expo / Vermont Station to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Vermont / Torrance to Vermont / Exposition
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Hawthorne Bl + Carson St to Lax City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Torrance to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$23 - $35
Assist
$24 - $35
Español
$24 - $35
UberX
$24 - $35
WAV
$24 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$60 - $80
Black
$80 - $110
Black SUV
$100 - $140
Lux
$120 - $160
Taxi from Torrance to Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
Independent Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
taxi4u.com
United Taxi Beverly Hills
Phone
+1 800-308-0700
Website
beverlyhills.unitedtaxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ladot.lacity.org
Beverly Hills Cab Co
Phone
+1 800-273-6611
Website
beverlyhillscabco.com
Taxi Service Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 323-980-6060
Website
taxislacounty.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
United Independent Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com

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