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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway 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.

Recommended option

Fly, bus, line 945 bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
  3. Take the line 945 bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd

$113 - $347

Cheapest option

Bus, line 945 bus  •  6 h 55 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 San Diego, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station 235 / ...
  4. Take the line 945 bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd 945

$31 - $58

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Train  •  4 h 6 min

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

$95 - $149

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, line 945 bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA
  3. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station 235 / ...
  4. Take the line 945 bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd 945

Train, bus, line 945 bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station 235 / ...
  4. Take the line 945 bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd 945

$37 - $80

Bus, train, line 308 bus, line 235 bus, line 945 bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 308 bus from Plaza St & Highway 101 to Escondido Transit Center 308 / ...
  4. Take the line 235 bus from Escondido Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station 235
  5. Take the line 945 bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd 945

$45 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway 120.4 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Midland Rd & Poway Rd via Los Angeles, CA, Santa Fe Depot Transit Center and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Poway is 105 miles. The road distance is 120.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway without a car is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway 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 Poway is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $95 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway and line 945 bus, which costs and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Midland Rd & Poway Rd station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway.
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  • Distance: 104.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway 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 Poway via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, Santa Fe Depot Transit Center, and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
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
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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
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
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Plaza St & Highway 101 to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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 San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway.

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

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