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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Central Coast Shuttle  •  5h 8m

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

$70 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus via Cabrillo & Ninos  •  6h 31m

  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

Train  •  5h 56m

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

$113 - $184

Drive  •  3h 3m

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

$15 - $23

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  4h 22m

  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

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus  •  6h 10m

  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
  3. Take the bus from Santa Maria Public Airport to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate

$154 - $276

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

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

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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 5h 8m.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Vandenberg Air Force Base is 133 miles. The road distance is 161 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base without a car is to bus which takes 5h 8m and costs $70 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base bus services, operated by Central Coast Shuttle, depart from Los Angeles Airport, CA station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base is to bus which takes 5h 8m and costs $70 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base bus services, operated by Central Coast Shuttle, arrive at Santa Maria Airport, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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  • Distance: 133.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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 3h 45m. 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 3h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Lompoc-Surf Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
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
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Maria Airport, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Santa Maria Public Airport to Vandenberg Air Force Base at Main Gate
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofsantamaria.org
BREEZE
$2

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base is 161 miles. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Vandenberg Air Force Base. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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