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

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

Recommended option

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Los Angeles  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJC - LAX

$76 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA Oakland-LA

$28 - $49

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR) SJC - BUR

$65 - $313

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Burbank  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Mountain View Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Burbank (BUR) SFO - BUR

$76 - $466

Fly San Jose to Long Beach, tram  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB) SJC - LGB
  2. Take the tram from Pacific Coast Hwy Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines

$54 - $260

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJC - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$75 - $261

Train to Oakland, fly to Burbank  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Burbank (BUR) OAK - BUR

$132 - $483

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...

$38 - $94

Train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$68 - $184

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Mountain View to Los Angeles 353.9 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mountain View to Los Angeles is to bus which costs $28 - $50 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mountain View to Los Angeles is to Caltrain and fly which costs $75 - $260 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Mountain View and Los Angeles is 317 miles. The road distance is 353.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Mountain View to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Mountain View to Los Angeles station. However, there are services departing from Mountain View Caltrain and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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The best way to get from Mountain View to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $28 - $50.

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Map of how to get from Mountain View to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 317.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Mountain View to Los Angeles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Boltbus also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Mountain View to Los Angeles once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from San Jose to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Oakland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Mountain View Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Mountain View Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Metro Los Angeles
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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