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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center

Cheapest option

Bus, line 153 bus, line 286 bus, line 480 bus

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Anaheim
  2. Take the line 153 bus from Artic - Dock 4 to Ring-Brea Mall
  3. Take the line 286 bus from Brea Mall Transit Center to Pomona Transit Center
  4. Take the line 480 bus from Pomona Transit Center to Moreno and Fremont N

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Train

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Anaheim
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center to Montclair

Drive

  1. Drive from San Diego to Montclair

Fly, train

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station

San Diego to Montclair by bus

The bus journey time between San Diego and Montclair is around 14h 30m and covers a distance of around 145 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 15m. The fastest bus normally takes 14h 30m. Services are operated by FlixBus-us. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
3h 15m
Layover time:
11h 15m
Total time:
14h 30m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
14h 30m
Bus distance:
145 miles
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:40
Last bus departs at:
08:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Diego to Montclair bus schedules

San Diego → Montclair
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montclair is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montclair is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Montclair is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Montclair is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Montclair is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Montclair. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Montclair via San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Montclair station. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Montclair station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between San Diego and Montclair is 100 miles. The road distance is 117.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Montclair without a car is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from San Diego to Montclair, including transfers.

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San Diego to Montclair bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from San Diego station.

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San Diego to Montclair train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Montclair is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 4h 59m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Montclair.
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  • Distance: 99.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Montclair, San Bernardino County, CA, USA?

FlixBus-us operates a bus from San Diego to San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center 4 times a week, and the journey takes 2h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Montclair via Los Angeles and L. A. Union Station station in around 4h 59m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $250
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from San Diego to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Montclair station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$3 - $4
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $7
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center to Montclair
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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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 to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 4 to Ring-Brea Mall
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
octa.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Brea Mall Transit Center to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Moreno and Fremont N
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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San Diego to Montclair bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center station.

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San Diego to Montclair train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Montclair station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Montclair is 118 miles. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from San Diego to Montclair.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Montclair. 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 15 min and costs $1 - $5.

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