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

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Train  •  5 h

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

$34 - $80

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Train, bus  •  5 h 55 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

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Bus, line 30 bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465
  2. Take the line 30 bus from 1st Av & Ash St to Silverado St & Herschel Av 30

$22 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to La Jolla 117.4 miles

$11 - $17

Tram, fly, line 30 bus  •  5 h 3 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

$116 - $359

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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 Whittier / Atlantic, Los Angeles, Ca and 1st Av & Ash St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 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 5 h and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Pasadena to La Jolla, including transfers.

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Pasadena to La Jolla bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to La Jolla is to train which takes 5 h and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus and line 30 bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 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: 5 h

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 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pasadena to La Jolla via Atlantic / Whittier, Whittier / Atlantic, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, San Diego, Ca, and 1st Av & Ash St in around 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from 1st Av & Ash St to Silverado St & Herschel Av
Ave. Duration
54 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 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 1114+ hotels available in La Jolla. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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