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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) SAN - MMH

$135 - $530

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Fullerton, CA 5818
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA

$63 - $258

4 alternative options

Train, bus Mammoth Luxury Express Bus  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station
  3. Take the bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA

$117 - $355

Bus  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  4. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$71 - $143

Train, bus via Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak 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 Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  4. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot

$81 - $157

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes 398.6 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Mammoth Lakes is 357 miles. The road distance is 398.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes. However, there are services departing from San Diego, CA and arriving at Stop 10-OMR / Park and Ride via Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 4, Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride and The Village / Minaret St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 13 min.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles, Ca, Palmdale, Ca, Palmdale station, Lancaster station, Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy, and Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street in around 12 h 23 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via San Jose, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
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 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
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
Mammoth Luxury Express Bus
Website
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estransit.com

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