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There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to San Clemente by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Clemente Pier Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$11 - $55

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Train via Camino Capistrano-Ortega  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$27 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Clemente 61.9 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to San Clemente is to night bus which costs $2 - $7 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Clemente is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles station to San Clemente. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico via Camino Capistrano-Ortega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at San Clemente Pier Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Clemente is 57 miles. The road distance is 61.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Clemente without a car is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs $11 - $55.

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The train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Clemente Pier Amtrak takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Los Angeles to San Clemente bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Los Angeles to San Clemente train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Los Angeles to San Clemente bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Juan Capistrano Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to San Clemente.
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  • Distance: 56.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to San Clemente twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Metrolink Trains also services this route once daily.

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 San Clemente Pier Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Clemente Pier station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus 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.

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 San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Los Angeles to San Clemente train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Clemente Pier Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to San Clemente is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Los Angeles to San Clemente.

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