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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Watsonville by bus, train, car, plane, shuttle or tram

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Watsonville, Ca 6742 / ...

$35 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$2 - $12

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Train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$62 - $166

Drive  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Watsonville 328.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Los Angeles to Monterey, line 28 bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1 to Rodriguez / Second

$90 - $289

Fly Los Angeles to San Jose, shuttle  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) LAX - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale

$115 - $294

Fly Burbank to San Jose, shuttle  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) BUR - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale

$107 - $364

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale

$162 - $471

Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose (SJC) SNA - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale

$132 - $342

Tram to Long Beach, fly to San Jose, shuttle, line 29 bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to San Jose (SJC) LGB - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale
  4. Take the line 29 bus from Prunedale North / Highway 156 to Rodriguez / Second

$96 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Watsonville is to bus which costs $2 - $12 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Watsonville is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Watsonville, Ca. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Watsonville is 281 miles. The road distance is 328.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Watsonville without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs $35 - $95.

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The bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Watsonville, Ca takes 8 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Los Angeles to Watsonville 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 Watsonville is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $170 and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Monterey Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Los Angeles to Watsonville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Watsonville, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Watsonville.
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  • Distance: 281 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Watsonville twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Watsonville once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Burbank to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
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 Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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 to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Watsonville, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1 to Rodriguez / Second
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Prunedale North / Highway 156 to Rodriguez / Second
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Watsonville is 328 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to drive from Los Angeles to Watsonville.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Monterey Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Watsonville bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Watsonville. Prices start at $70 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 .

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