There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View by plane, train, tram, bus, night 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 from Los Angeles, Caltrain  •  3 h 45 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

$79 - $256

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

$32 - $71

7 alternative options

Fly from Burbank, Caltrain  •  3 h 35 min

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

$67 - $315

Tram, line 191 bus to Long Beach, fly, Caltrain  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Del Amo Station
  2. Take the line 191 bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  4. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain

$56 - $262

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly  •  4 h 18 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

$120 - $420

Bus, Caltrain  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St via Oakland / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain Bullet / ...

$40 - $58

Train  •  10 h 33 min

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

$70 - $183

Night bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6876

$40 - $95

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mountain View 354.3 miles

$30 - $50

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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metro Los Angeles
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Del Amo Station Bay 1 to Del Amo & Lakewood Se
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
Boltbus
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Mountain View is 507 km. The road distance is 567 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View is to fly and Caltrain which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $65 - $320.

No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles 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 33 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Los Angeles to Mountain View, including transfers.