How to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos

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Recommended option

Bus, train Amtrak  •  4 h 45 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 Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$39 - $72

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 58 min

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

$16 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus, train Metrolink Trains  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station Orange County Line

$23 - $29

Bus, line 302 bus  •  5 h 24 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 Oceanside, Ca
  3. Take the line 302 bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Vista Transit Center 302 / ...

$26 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos 103.1 miles

$10 - $15

Fly, 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 Escondido Transit Center

$113 - $346

Towncar  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to San Marcos 103.1 miles

$300 - $410

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos via Downtown Long Beach Station, First & Shelter G S, L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne, Long Beach, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, Oceanside Transit Center, and Vista Transit Center in around 5 h 24 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
Bus operators
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
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Vista Transit Center
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to San Marcos
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to San Marcos
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and San Marcos is 146 km. The road distance is 165 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs $10 - $15.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Mission Rd & Pico Av via First & Shelter G S, Long Beach, Ca, Oceanside Transit Center and Vista Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Marcos, including transfers.