There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base 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 to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) LAX - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate

Cheapest option

Bus via Cabrillo & Ninos  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA Lax
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca 6742 / ...

$59 - $92

4 alternative options

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Barbara (SBA) LAX - SBA
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA

$154 - $276

Bus Central Coast Shuttle  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA

$70 - $77

Train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$119 - $195

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base 161 miles

$15 - $23

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, USA?

Central Coast Shuttle operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Bus operators
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
breezebus.com
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to Santa Maria, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Vandenberg Air Force Base is 213 km. The road distance is 258 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base is to drive which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $15 - $23.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Airport, CA and arriving at Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate via Santa Maria Public Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base, including transfers.