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Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

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Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

Hello - how long is the drive from Santa Monica to Malibu?

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1. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

Check out a map--they're adjacent. From downtown Santa Monica to the beginning of Malibu is maybe 15 minutes on Pacific Coast Highway (although it would take longer with traffic in the afternoon rush hour). But Malibu is very long, it goes on for something like 15 miles, so it depends where specifically you're going in Malibu.

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2. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

From where in SM to where in Malibu?

From Santa Monica's California Incline to the Malibu Country Mart or Surfrider Beach it's about 15 minutesish

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3. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

It depends a lot on traffic - when its good, maybe 20 minutes to the area where Pepperdine University is. But traffic on the highway can get heavy at rush hours and on weekends, especially when its good beach weather.

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4. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

From Santa Monica Pier area to Zuma beach.

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5. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

The Pier to Zuma is 45 minutes. Sometimes more, depending on when.

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6. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

Depending on what you're planning before/after, you can take Metro's 534 bus for that trip. The bus is good if you want to go hang out at Zuma Beach, but not so good if you want to stop various places. Leave the driving to them and enjoy the view more.

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8. Re: Drive from Santa Monica to Malibu

to update this-

There is currently construction on PCH through Pacific Palisades. It has one lane of traffic closed on the southbound lanes. There are warning signs about the construction on the 101 freeway through the west valley.

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