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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View by plane, train, tram, bus or car

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

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, Caltrain  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain

$74 - $248

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Jose FlixBus

$15 - $28

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Fly Burbank to San Jose, Caltrain  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain

$66 - $318

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC

$121 - $425

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain

$91 - $296

Tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC

$55 - $265

Fly Burbank to Oakland, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak

$133 - $485

Bus Boltbus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Jose, CA LA-Oakland

$32 - $45

Train  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$71 - $184

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mountain View 354.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View is to bus which costs $14 - $28 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View is to fly and Caltrain which costs $70 - $250 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from LA Downtown and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Mountain View Caltrain via San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 43 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mountain View is 317 miles. The road distance is 354.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View, including transfers.

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

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Los Angeles to Mountain View train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View is to bus which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View.
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  • Distance: 317.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Mountain View, CA, USA?

Boltbus operates a bus from Los Angeles to Mountain View 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Mountain View once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Boltbus
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Los Angeles to Mountain View bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Los Angeles to Mountain View train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Mountain View is 354 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to drive from Los Angeles to Mountain View.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 437+ hotels available in Mountain View. Prices start at $102 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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