There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway by plane, bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly, bus, line 945 bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th 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  •  6 h 1 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 Long Beach, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9483 / ...

$31 - $58

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 6 min

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

$101 - $158

Train, bus, line 945 bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
  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

$40 - $89

Night bus, line 408 bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 408 bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Escondido Transit Center 408 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

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

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

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.

More details

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.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway, including transfers.

More details

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 Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se, Long Beach, Ca, Broadway & 1st Av and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

More details

Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 104.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 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 Downtown Long Beach Station, Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se, L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne, Long Beach, Ca, San Diego, Ca, Broadway & 1st Av, and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station in around 6 h 1 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
54 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 30 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
LAX FlyAway
Website
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
Greyhound USA
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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.