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

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

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

$10 - $55

3 alternative options

Line 91 bus, train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 91 bus from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico to Camino Capistrano-Ortega 91
  2. Take the train from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$27 - $57

Line 91 bus, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 91 bus from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7 91
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...

$14 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Clemente to Los Angeles 62.2 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Clemente to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 and Santa Ana, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Clemente station station and arriving at L. A. Union Station station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between San Clemente and Los Angeles is 57 miles. The road distance is 62.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs .

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The train from San Clemente station to L. A. Union Station station takes 1 h 42 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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San Clemente to Los Angeles bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico station.

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San Clemente to Los Angeles train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at San Clemente station.

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The best way to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 91 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3 h 21 min.

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San Clemente to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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San Clemente to Los Angeles train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at L. A. Union Station station.

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Map of how to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 56.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Metrolink Trains operates a train from San Clemente to Los Angeles 5 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Clemente to Los Angeles via Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7, Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5, Santa Ana-Santiago, and Santa Ana, Ca in around 3 h 21 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Clemente station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 San Clemente Pier Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 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
Train from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico to Camino Capistrano-Ortega
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico to Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between San Clemente to Los Angeles is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from San Clemente to Los Angeles.

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