There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Clemente Pier station Orange County Line

$17 - $23

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Bus  •  4 h 37 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 El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo 1

$13 - $19

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Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente 66.1 miles

$6 - $10

Shuttle  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to San Clemente

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to San Clemente 66.1 miles

$210 - $300

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo via First & Shelter H S and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente station. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at San Clemente Pier station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and San Clemente is 58 miles. The road distance is 66.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente, including transfers.

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

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, depart from LAX via FlyAway station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at San Clemente Pier station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente.
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  • Distance: 58.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente via L. A. Union Station station in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente via Downtown Long Beach Station, First & Shelter H S, Seventh & Channel Se, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 37 min.

Train operators
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
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Clemente Pier station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to San Clemente
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to San Clemente
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Clemente.

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There are 141+ hotels available in San Clemente. Prices start at $117 USD per night.

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