There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla by plane, bus, train 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, line 30 bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Old Town Transit Center to Silverado St & Herschel Av

$115 - $347

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  4 h 37 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 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$38 - $86

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 31 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 bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 101

$28 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla 116.7 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Silverado St & Herschel Av via LA Downtown and UTC Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and La Jolla is 101 miles. The road distance is 116.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla 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 La Jolla is to bus which takes 4 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla.
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  • Distance: 100.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, LA Downtown, La Jolla, and UTC Transit Center in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Jolla every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 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.

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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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com

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