There are 3 ways to get from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake by bus, taxi or car

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Bus, line 3 bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from 4th St. to Sandalwood Dr 5
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Sandalwood Dr to The Village at Bartlett Rd 1 / ...

$6 - $15

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake 42 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake 42 miles

$4 - $6

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No, there is no direct bus from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake. However, there are services departing from 4th St. and arriving at The Village at Bartlett Rd via Sandalwood Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between San Bernardino and Big Bear Lake is 24 miles. The road distance is 42 miles.

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The best way to get from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake without a car is to bus and line 3 bus which takes 2 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake, including transfers.

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San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake bus services, operated by Mountain Transit, depart from 4th St. station.

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San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake bus services, operated by Mountain Transit, arrive at The Village at Bartlett Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake is 42 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake.

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There are 1019+ hotels available in Big Bear Lake. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake.
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  • Distance: 23.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake via Sandalwood Dr in around 2 h 13 min.

Bus operators
Mountain Transit
Phone
+1 909-878-5200
Website
mountaintransit.org
Bus from 4th St. to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org
Bus from Sandalwood Dr to The Village at Bartlett Rd
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org
Other operators
Taxi from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
San Bernardino Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 909 884-1111
Website
sbycab.com

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