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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly, train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Amtrak

$112 - $383

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Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla FlixBus

$16 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $67

Bus, line 101 bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Camino Del Mar & 15th St 101

$26 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar 106.6 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Camino Del Mar & 15th St via LA Downtown and UTC Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Del Mar is 95 miles. The road distance is 106.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar without a car is to train which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar is to train which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $26 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at La Jolla station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar.
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  • Distance: 95.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Del Mar, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, LA Downtown, La Jolla, and UTC Transit Center in around 4 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Camino Del Mar & 15th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar is 107 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Del Mar.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Del Mar. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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