There are 3 ways to get from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr 5

$19 - $44

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Train, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino Depot station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the bus from Metrolink Station to Sandalwood Dr 5

$17 - $30

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Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake 90.6 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake. However, there are services departing from Los Robles / Union and arriving at The Village at Bartlett Rd via El Monte, Ca, E St & Court St and Sandalwood Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and Big Bear Lake is 71 miles. The road distance is 90.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $18 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake, including transfers.

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Pasadena to Big Bear Lake bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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Pasadena to Big Bear Lake bus services, operated by Mountain Transit, arrive at Sandalwood Dr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to Big Bear Lake is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake.

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There are 1120+ hotels available in Big Bear Lake. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 71.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Pasadena, CA, USA and Big Bear Lake, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake via El Monte Station - Lower Level, El Monte, Ca, San Bernardino, Ca, E St & Court St, and Sandalwood Dr in around 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino Depot station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 El Monte, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Mountain Transit
Phone
+1 909-878-5200
Website
mountaintransit.org
Bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org
Bus from Metrolink Station to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org

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