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

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Fly  •  5 h 3 min

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

$135 - $530

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Night bus, bus  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA

$63 - $258

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Train, bus Mammoth Luxury Express Bus  •  11 h 7 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 Palmdale station
  3. Take the bus from Palmdale, CA to Mammoth Mountain, CA

$116 - $354

Bus  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Redondo Beach, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA

$80 - $295

Train, bus via Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street  •  12 h 47 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 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

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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 44 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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The best way to get from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes, including transfers.

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San Diego to Mammoth Lakes bus 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 Mammoth Lakes is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 48 min.

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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.

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San Diego to Mammoth Lakes bus services, operated by Mammoth Luxury Express Bus, arrive at Mammoth Mountain, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Mammoth Lakes is 399 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to drive from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes.

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

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes.
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  • Distance: 357.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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, 7th / Decatur, Long Beach Blvd Station, Redondo Beach Station, Redondo Beach, CA - Park and Ride, Mammoth Mountain, CA, and The Village / Minaret St in around 11 h 48 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 47 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
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
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
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 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 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 Redondo Beach, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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

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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
4 times a day
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
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
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There are 975+ hotels available in Mammoth Lakes. Prices start at $109 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 .

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