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There are 5 ways to get from Union Station to La Jolla by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla FlixBus

$8 - $16

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Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$33 - $45

Train, bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station Orange County Line
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 101

$17 - $22

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Union Station to La Jolla 119 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, line 30 bus  •  4h

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Old Town Transit Center to Silverado St & Herschel Av

$117 - $359

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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to La Jolla is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to La Jolla is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union Station to La Jolla. However, there are services departing from LA Downtown and arriving at Silverado St & Herschel Av via UTC Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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The distance between Union Station and La Jolla is 101 miles. The road distance is 119 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to La Jolla without a car is to bus which takes 3h 38m and costs $7 - $16.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Union Station to La Jolla, including transfers.

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Union Station to La Jolla bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Union Station to La Jolla is to bus which takes 3h 38m and costs $7 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 49m.

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Union Station to La Jolla bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at La Jolla station.

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Map of how to get from Union Station to La Jolla.
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  • Distance: 100.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

What companies run services between Union Station, CA, USA and La Jolla, CA, USA?

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Union Station to La Jolla twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Union Station to La Jolla every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 42m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Metrolink Trains
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to La Jolla is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Union Station to La Jolla.

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

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There are 1095+ hotels available in La Jolla. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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