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There are 6 ways to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier by tram, 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  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$4

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Sb & Temple to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns R10

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Line 733 bus  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the line 733 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean 33 / ...

$1 - $3

Taxi  •  33m

  1. Take a taxi from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier 30.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  33m

  1. Drive from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier 30.7 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  33m

  1. Take an Uber from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier 30.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 1h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles Sb & Temple and arriving at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 59m.

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The distance between Union Station and Santa Monica Pier is 15 miles. The road distance is 30.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier without a car is to tram which takes 1h 21m and costs $4.

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It takes approximately 1h 21m to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier, including transfers.

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Union Station to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, depart from Los Angeles Sb & Temple station.

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Union Station to Santa Monica Pier bus services, operated by Big Blue Bus, arrive at Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Santa Monica Pier is 31 miles. It takes approximately 33m to drive from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier.

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There are 2433+ hotels available in Santa Monica Pier. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier.
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  • Distance: 15.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 21m

What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA?

Big Blue Bus operates a bus from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 59m.

Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Sb & Temple to Broadway Wb & 5Th Ns
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Broadway / Ocean
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Other operators
Uber Los Angeles
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$30 - $45
Assist
$35 - $45
Español
$35 - $45
UberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $45
UberXL
$55 - $75
Select
$85 - $110
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$150 - $190
Lux
$170 - $220
Taxi from Union Station to Santa Monica Pier
Ave. Duration
33m
Estimated price
$160 - $200
United Taxi
Phone
+1 800-822-8294
Website
unitedtaxi.com
LA City Cab
Phone
+1 888-713-5240
Website
lacitycab.com
Independent Cab Co.
Phone
+1 800-521-8294
Website
lataxi.com
http://ladot.lacity.org/
Website
ineedtaxi.com

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