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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Poway by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$95 - $149

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 308 bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 308 bus from Plaza St & Highway 101 to Escondido Transit Center 308 / ...

$6 - $8

4 alternative options

Train, line 308 bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 308 bus from Plaza St & Highway 101 to Escondido Transit Center 308 / ...

$36 - $72

Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$22 - $47

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Poway 116.2 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus, line 945 bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
  3. Take the line 945 bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd

$113 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Poway is to night bus and line 308 bus which costs $5 - $8 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Poway is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Poway. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Midland Rd & Poway Rd via Broadway & 1st Av and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 56m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Poway is 103 miles. The road distance is 116.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Poway without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Los Angeles to Poway, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Poway 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 Poway is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs $95 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $50 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 47m.

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Los Angeles to Poway bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Poway.
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  • Distance: 103.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Poway every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 7m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Poway hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
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 to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Plaza St & Highway 101 to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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 San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Rancho Bernardo Transit Station to Midland Rd & Poway Rd
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Poway is 116 miles. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Los Angeles to Poway.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Poway. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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