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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Lone Pine by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$66 - $130

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Bus, train  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to LA Downtown
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$41 - $72

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St. 100
  4. Take the bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Lone Pine 298.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly San Diego to Mammoth Lakes, bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SAN - MMH
  2. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$150 - $560

Fly San Diego to Los Angeles, train, bus  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$135 - $398

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Mammoth Lakes, bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) LAX - MMH
  3. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  4. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street

$166 - $491

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Lone Pine is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Lone Pine is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Lone Pine. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street via Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Bakersfield Amtrak and Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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The distance between San Diego and Lone Pine is 275 miles. The road distance is 298.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Lone Pine without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 3m and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 10h 3m to get from San Diego to Lone Pine, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 11m and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Lone Pine bus services, operated by ESTA, arrive at Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Lone Pine is 298 miles. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from San Diego to Lone Pine.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Lone Pine.
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  • Distance: 275.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h 3m

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Lone Pine via Santa Ana, Ca, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Bakersfield Amtrak, and Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy in around 12h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
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 Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Lone Pine - McDonald's 601 S. Main Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
estransit.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
Bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Mojave Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Lone Pine. Prices start at $100 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 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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