There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles to Poway by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

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

$95 - $150

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Night bus, line 408 bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 408 bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Escondido Transit Center 408 / ...

$6 - $8

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station 235 / ...

$22 - $46

Train, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station 235 / ...

$37 - $80

Train, line 408 bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 408 bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Escondido Transit Center 408 / ...

$36 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Poway 116.2 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus, line 945 bus  •  4 h 44 min

  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

$112 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Poway is to night bus and line 408 bus which costs $5 - $8 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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

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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 4 h 25 min.

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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 2 h 37 min and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min 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 2 h 37 min and costs $95 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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Los Angeles to Poway bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Rancho Bernardo Transit Station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Poway.
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  • Distance: 103.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Poway via San Diego, Ca, Broadway & 1st Av, and Rancho Bernardo Transit Station in around 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Rancho Bernardo Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Solana Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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

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

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There are 189+ 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 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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