There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway by plane, bus, train, tram 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 10 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

$112 - $349

Cheapest option

Bus, train, tram, line 235 bus, line 945 bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
  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 Pomerado Rd & Heath Dr 945

$42 - $76

3 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, line 945 bus  •  6 h 31 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

Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Anaheim
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$55 - $88

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

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

$11 - $17

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Santa Fe Depot Transit Center, and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station in around 6 h 31 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 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
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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
$1 - $2
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
Bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Pomerado Rd & Heath Dr
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
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
$3 - $6
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway?

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Poway is 168 km. The road distance is 193 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway?

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.

What is the fastest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway?

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

Is there a direct bus between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Poway?

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 31 min.

How long does it take to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway?

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Poway, including transfers.