There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to La Mesa by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, line 11 bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465
  2. Take the line 11 bus from 1st Av & Ash St to SDSU Transit Center 11

$20 - $43

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  3 h 41 min

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

$3

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$36 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to La Mesa 124.1 miles

$12 - $18

Fly, tram  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from Courthouse Station to La Mesa Blvd Station

$111 - $354

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to La Mesa is to night bus which costs $3 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to La Mesa is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and La Mesa is 114 miles. The road distance is 124.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Los Angeles to La Mesa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to La Mesa. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at SDSU Transit Center via 1st Av & Ash St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and La Mesa, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to La Mesa via San Diego, Ca and 1st Av & Ash St in around 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to La Mesa every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 43 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
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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 Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 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 Courthouse Station to La Mesa Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators

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