There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street 395-Mammoth Lakes-Lancaster

$63 - $96

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Bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca 6306 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street 395-Mammoth Lakes-Lancaster

$68 - $115

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney 222.3 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH
  2. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$169 - $465

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mount Whitney is 176 miles. The road distance is 222.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $60 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Mount Whitney is 222 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney.

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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 nine+ hotels available in Mount Whitney. Prices start at $100 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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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney.
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  • Distance: 175.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Mount Whitney, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Mount Whitney via Palmdale, Ca, Palmdale station, Lancaster station, Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy, and Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street in around 7 h 2 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 Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
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 Palmdale, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29

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