There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Lone Pine by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  10 h 6 min

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

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10 h 52 min

  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

4 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  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  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Lone Pine 298.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Mammoth Lakes, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  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 to Los Angeles, train, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  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

$141 - $406

Questions & Answers

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 Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Bakersfield Amtrak and Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 37 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from San Diego to Lone Pine without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 6 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to get from San Diego to Lone Pine, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

Search flights

There are nine+ hotels available in Lone Pine. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from San Diego to Lone Pine.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 275.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 6 min

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 Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Bakersfield Amtrak, Carl's Jr. - Inyo St., and Mojave - Carl's Jr 44812 Sierra Hwy in around 12 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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 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 Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to Mojave, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Kern Transit
Website
kerntransit.org
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Carl's Jr. - Inyo St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
kerntransit.org

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details