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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. 7000 / ...
  2. 5

$22 - $53

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. 5

$43 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. 148.3 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Big Bear Lake is 172 km. The road distance is 237 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Big Bear Lake is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Big Bear Lake is to drive which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $14 - $21.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Big Bear Lake. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Pine Knot Ave & Village Dr via E St & Court St and Sandalwood Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from San Diego to Big Bear Lake, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Big Bear Lake via San Bernardino, Ca, E St & Court St, and Sandalwood Dr in around 5 h 37 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Mountain Transit
Phone
+1 909-878-5200
Website
mountaintransit.org
Bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org
Bus from Metrolink Station to Sandalwood Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
mountaintransit.org

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