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trips from La Jolla - best way of getting to....

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trips from La Jolla - best way of getting to....

Dear all

Some advice please

We ar evisiting La jolla for 1st time next March to see relative at UCSD. we will be there about 6 days and would like ot visit a copule of places.

What are the best ways of getting to LA (? Amtrak) and Tijuana?

We don't [lan on hiring a car if possible

Thanks

Nick

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1. Re: trips from La Jolla - best way of getting to....

I live near UCSD.

The only way to get to that area from any part of San Diego is by bus .

Renting a car would be the easiest way to get around as buses take quite a while!

LA is a completely different city that is at least 2 hrs. by car or 3hrs. by train(Amtrak).

From La Jolla you'd first have to take buses or taxis to the train station.

Will your relative be able to take you around at all??

Tijuana will be a ride on our lightrail electric train that we call "the trolley".

This is our public transit web site with maps and schedules of buses and the trolley.

For Amtrak schedule you'll have to use a different site.

http://transit.511sd.com/

http://www.amtrak.com/pacific-surfliner-train

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2. Re: trips from La Jolla - best way of getting to....

Just to expand, the main bus routes near UCSD are MTS Route 30, which goes from La Jolla through Pacific Beach to the Old Town Transit Center, where I would transfer to San Diego Trolley to take me to San Ysidro station and the Mexican border.

To get to the LA area, I would take the NCTD Route 101 bus, which goes north from La Jolla to the Solana Beach Amtrak Station, and catch the Pacific Surfliner to LA and Orange County. For example, you would get off at the Anaheim Station and take an ART bus to Disneyland, or the train to Union Station in Downtown LA, and then take the LA Metro Re Dline Subway to the Hollywood area.

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3. Re: trips from La Jolla - best way of getting to....

I would say staying near UCSD without a car is possible, but very difficult. It will double or triple the time to get places and put you at the mercy of their schedule.

A two hour drive to Hollywood turns into a 4+ hour trip and that is 4+ hours each direction.

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