Getting Around

Getting Around


Walk, stroll or bike, 
It's easy to explore
Downtown Santa Monica


We strive to make getting around Downtown Santa Monica easy and efficient for visitors, local employees and residents alike. It is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Los Angeles and you’ll find you can spend days here without ever having to get in a car.

Walking Map
Download a walking map of the area that shows movie theaters, shops and restaurants.

While visiting Downtown Santa Monica you can find local information at:
• Santa Monica Visitor Center, 2427 Main Street. (800) 544-5319.
• Visitor Information Cart, Third Street Promenade between Santa Monica Boulevard and Arizona Avenue.
• Visitor Information Kiosk, 1400 Ocean Avenue, on the ocean side of the street.
• Information directories located throughout the Promenade.

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus provides transportation services to both the local and Greater Los Angeles areas.

Downtown Santa Monica is accessible via many Big Blue Bus routes. Get the full online schedule and route information at or call (310) 451-5444.

Big Blue Bus information also is available just off Third Street Promenade at the Transit Store, 1444 Fourth Street.


Santa Monica is now accessible by train. On May 20, 2016 the Metro Expo Rail Line Extension into Downtown Santa Monica opened. People can now travel from Downtown L.A. to Downtown Santa Monica in roughly 46 minutes and never have to worry about parking or traffic. The Expo extension drops passengers off at the corner of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue, just two blocks from the popular Third Street Promenade shopping and dining pedestrian mall, as well as Santa Monica Place, which is loaded with luxury brands, as well as popular eateries. For more information, visit:

The City of Santa Monica has implemented a taxi franchise system to ensure a consistently high level of service, t