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There are 4 ways to get from Pasadena to San Clemente by train, bus or car

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Train Amtrak  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Clemente Pier Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$27 - $57

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Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th 577
  2. Take the bus from 7Th-Channel to El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo 1

$4 - $10

2 alternative options

Train Metrolink Trains  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Clemente Pier station Orange County Line

$13 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to San Clemente 66.8 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Pasadena to San Clemente is to bus which costs $3 - $10 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pasadena to San Clemente is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to San Clemente. However, there are services departing from Los Robles / Union and arriving at El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo via El Monte Station - Lower Level and 7Th-Channel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and San Clemente is 59 miles. The road distance is 66.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to San Clemente without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $26 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Pasadena to San Clemente, including transfers.

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Pasadena to San Clemente bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at El Monte Station - Lower Level.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to San Clemente is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $26 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $10 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Pasadena to San Clemente bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to San Clemente is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Pasadena to San Clemente.

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  • Distance: 58.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

What companies run services between Pasadena, CA, USA and San Clemente, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Pasadena to San Clemente twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pasadena to San Clemente via El Monte Station - Lower Level, Channel / 7th, and 7Th-Channel in around 4 h 51 min.

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 Clemente Pier Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Clemente Pier station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Lower Level to Channel / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to El Camino Real-Avd Cabrillo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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