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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$32 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA, line 101 bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla FlixBus
  2. Take the line 101 bus from UTC Transit Center to Camino Del Mar & 15th St 101

$8 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA, line 101 bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9455 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Camino Del Mar & 15th St 101

$17 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Del Mar 102.4 miles

$10 - $15

Fly, train, line 101 bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & Plaza St to Camino Del Mar & 15th St

$112 - $383

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Del Mar. However, there are services departing from LA Downtown and arriving at Camino Del Mar & 15th St via UTC Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Del Mar is 95 miles. The road distance is 102.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Del Mar bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus and line 101 bus, which costs $7 - $15 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Los Angeles to Del Mar bus services, operated by North County Transit, arrive at Camino Del Mar & 15th St station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Del Mar.
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  • Distance: 94.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Del Mar, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Del Mar every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Del Mar via La Jolla and UTC Transit Center in around 3 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
50 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
54 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from UTC Transit Center to Camino Del Mar & 15th St
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Camino Del Mar & 15th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus from Highway 101 & Plaza St to Camino Del Mar & 15th St
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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 Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Del Mar is 102 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Los Angeles to Del Mar.

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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 238+ hotels available in Del Mar. Prices start at $87 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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