There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Chula Vista by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or tram

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$36 - $77

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9489 / ...

$22 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Chula Vista 128.1 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, tram  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to E Street Station

$111 - $354

Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Chula Vista is 119 miles. The road distance is 128.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Chula Vista without a car is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Los Angeles to Chula Vista, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Chula Vista is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Chula Vista is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Los Angeles to Chula Vista.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1002+ hotels available in Chula Vista. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Chula Vista.
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  • Distance: 119 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Chula Vista, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Chula Vista every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Chula Vista every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to E Street Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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