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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano by train, bus, night bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$25 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station LAX to Long Beach
  2. Take the bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor 1

$15 - $26

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$34 - $60

Bus, night bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano 59.1 miles

$5 - $9

Shuttle  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Mission San Juan Capistrano

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Mission San Juan Capistrano 59.1 miles

$200 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Camino Capistrano-Ortega via First & Shelter H S, 7Th-Channel and Pacific Coast-Del Obispo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano station. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Mission San Juan Capistrano is 53 miles. The road distance is 59.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $25 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano train services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from LAX via FlyAway station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $25 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $27 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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  • Distance: 52.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano via L. A. Union Station station, Los Angeles Union Station, and San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station in around 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano via First & Shelter H S, Seventh & Channel Se, 7Th-Channel, Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor, Pacific Coast-Del Obispo, and Camino Capistrano-Ortega in around 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
LAX FlyAway
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 Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Mission San Juan Capistrano
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Mission San Juan Capistrano
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Private
$200 - $280

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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