There are 5 ways to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 42 min

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

$10 - $55

Cheapest option

Line 91 bus, bus Metro Los Angeles  •  5 h 7 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 Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Harbor-East Shuttle Area 83
  3. Take the bus from Disneyland to 6th / Los Angeles 460

$5 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 91 bus, train  •  2 h 56 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 via Santa Ana, Ca  •  3 h 3 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 9488 / ...

$14 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Clemente to Los Angeles 62.2 miles

$6 - $9

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 3 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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 29 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
Orange County Transportation
Website
octa.net
Bus from Calle De Los Molinos-Avd Pico to Camino Capistrano-Ortega
Ave. Duration
28 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
Bus from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland to 6th / Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Clemente to Los Angeles?

The distance between San Clemente and Los Angeles is 91 km. The road distance is 99 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles?

The quickest way to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles is to drive which takes 1 h 6 min and costs $6 - $9.

Is there a direct train between San Clemente and Los Angeles?

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

Is there a direct bus between San Clemente and Los Angeles?

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 3 min.

How long does it take to get from San Clemente to Los Angeles?

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