Downtown Santa Monica 
is easily accessible 

The City of Santa Monica has instituted a taxi franchise system to ensure consistently high service and to meet our local environmental goals. Only taxis from the five franchised companies listed below can legally pick up customers in Santa Monica.

Bell Cab (888) 481-2345
Independent Taxi Owners Association (800) 521-8294
Metro Cab (310) 444-7777
Taxi! Taxi! (310) 444-4444
Yellow Cab (877) 733-3305

Taxi stands are also located on Santa Monica Boulevard and Arizona Ave. just off Third Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica.

To report a cab company that is not in compliance with local franchise terms, call the City’s Taxi Hotline at (310) 458-CAB4 (2224).

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus system provides transportation locally and between Santa Monica and the greater Los Angeles area.

Downtown Santa Monica is accessible via many Big Blue Bus routes. For route and schedule information visit or call (310) 451-5444.

Big Blue Bus information also is available at the Big Blue Bus Transit Store, located at 223 Broadway just off Third Street Promenade.