There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to San Clemente by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 29 min

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

$11 - $55

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Bus via Channel / 7th  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from 7Th-Channel to El Camino Real-Avd Rosa 1

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Train, line 91 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 91 bus from Camino Capistrano-Ortega to Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico 91

$27 - $56

Bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9471 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7 to Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico 91

$14 - $35

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 bus which costs $3 - $10 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Clemente is 91 km. The road distance is 99 km.

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The train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Clemente Pier Amtrak takes 1 h 29 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to San Clemente. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico via Santa Ana-Santiago and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at San Clemente Pier Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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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 29 min. Metrolink Trains also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to San Clemente via Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana-Santiago, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 6, and Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7 in around 3 h 6 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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 29 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 14 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
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Camino Capistrano-Ortega to Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7 to Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to El Camino Real-Avd Rosa
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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