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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Claremont by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Claremont station San Bernardino Line

$40 - $84

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Night bus, line 492 bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 492 bus from El Monte Station E to Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave E 492

$3 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Claremont, Ca 1360 / ...

$28 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Claremont 121.1 miles

$11 - $18

Fly, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Claremont station

$109 - $352

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Claremont is to night bus and line 492 bus which costs $2 - $8 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Claremont is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Claremont. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Claremont, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Claremont station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Claremont station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Claremont is 101 miles. The road distance is 121.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Claremont without a car is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $40 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from San Diego to Claremont, including transfers.

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San Diego to Claremont bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Claremont train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Claremont is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $40 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $65 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Claremont.
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  • Distance: 101.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Claremont, CA, USA?

You can take a train from San Diego to Claremont via Los Angeles Union Station and L. A. Union Station station in around 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Claremont via Los Angeles, Ca in around 5 h 13 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Claremont station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Claremont, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station E to Indian Hill Blvd and Bonita Ave E
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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San Diego to Claremont bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Claremont, Ca station.

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San Diego to Claremont train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Claremont station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Claremont is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from San Diego to Claremont.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Claremont bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Claremont. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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