There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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

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Bus, line 720 bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / Spaulding 720

$19 - $43

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa / ...

$44 - $62

Train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits 128.2 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, subway, line 720 bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Wilshire / Vermont Station
  3. Take the line 720 bus from Wilshire / Vermont to Wilshire / Spaulding

$111 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Wilshire / Spaulding via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between San Diego and La Brea Tar Pits is 117 miles. The road distance is 128.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits without a car is to bus and line 720 bus which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $18 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits, including transfers.

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San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits is to bus and line 720 bus which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits.
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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and La Brea Tar Pits, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, and Wilshire / Spaulding in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to La Brea Tar Pits every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Metro Los Angeles
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / Spaulding
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / Vermont to Wilshire / Spaulding
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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