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There are 5 ways to get from Pasadena to La Jolla by train, bus, car, tram or plane

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Train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$34 - $80

Cheapest option

Line 260 bus, bus, line 30 bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 260 bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Atlantic / Garfield 260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huntington / Garfield to Cesar E Chavez / Vignes
  3. Take the bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla
  4. Take the line 30 bus from UTC Transit Center to Silverado St & Herschel Av 30

$10 - $22

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station Orange County Line
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 101

$19 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to La Jolla 117.4 miles

$11 - $17

Tram, fly, line 30 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  3. Take the line 30 bus from Old Town Transit Center to Silverado St & Herschel Av

$110 - $351

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The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to La Jolla is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to La Jolla is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to La Jolla. However, there are services departing from Fair Oaks / Green and arriving at Silverado St & Herschel Av via Huntington / Garfield, LA Downtown and UTC Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and La Jolla is 104 miles. The road distance is 117.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to La Jolla without a car is to train which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Pasadena to La Jolla, including transfers.

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Pasadena to La Jolla bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Fair Oaks / Green station.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to La Jolla is to train which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can line 260 bus and bus and line 30 bus, which costs $9 - $22 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Pasadena to La Jolla bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Silverado St & Herschel Av station.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to La Jolla.
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  • Distance: 103.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

What companies run services between Pasadena, CA, USA and La Jolla, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Pasadena to La Jolla every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pasadena to La Jolla via Atlantic / Garfield, Huntington / Garfield, LA Downtown, La Jolla, and UTC Transit Center in around 5 h 6 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Atlantic / Garfield
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Huntington / Garfield to Cesar E Chavez / Vignes
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from UTC Transit Center to Silverado St & Herschel Av
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Old Town Transit Center to Silverado St & Herschel Av
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to La Jolla is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Pasadena to La Jolla.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1105+ hotels available in La Jolla. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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