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

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Bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from E St & Court St to Sandalwood Dr 5

$22 - $53

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana station to San Bernardino Depot station
  3. Take the bus from Metrolink Station to Sandalwood Dr 5

$43 - $88

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Big Bear Lake 148.3 miles

$14 - $21

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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.

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

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The distance between San Diego and Big Bear Lake is 107 miles. The road distance is 148.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from San Diego to Big Bear Lake, including transfers.

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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 Knickerbocker at Pedder Rd via E St & Court St and Sandalwood Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Big Bear Lake.
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  • Distance: 107.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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 41 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to San Bernardino Depot station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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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