My family of 3 are about to make our third trip to Santa Monica.
First time we jumped in a taxi and took the "long way round" from LAX to SM via freeway (cost about $35). The second time and more familiar with the area we returned a hire car to LAX from SM via the "direct route" through Venice.
This time my head says take a taxi but my wallet says take the Bus ($1.75pp)
Question is....how easy is it to get from LAX to the Bus pick up point/how long does it take and could you be in SM by Taxi whilst still waiting for the Rapid 3 Bus?