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

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Fly  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH

$124 - $396

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Bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
  3. Take the bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride

$48 - $95

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Train, bus Mammoth Luxury Express Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA

$85 - $290

Train, bus via Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$48 - $83

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes 310.6 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes is to fly which costs $120 - $400 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride via Amtrak/Greyhound Station and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mammoth Lakes is 253 miles. The road distance is 310.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs $80 - $290.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $120 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes bus services, operated by Yosemite Area Regional Transportation, arrive at Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes.
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  • Distance: 252.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes via Fresno, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center in around 13 h 3 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Mammoth Luxury Express Bus
Website
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estransit.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 Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Yosemite Valley Visitors Center to Mammoth Lakes Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Summer schedules at
Yarts

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes is 311 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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There are 981+ hotels available in Mammoth Lakes. Prices start at $120 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 $6 - $8.

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