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a VirtualTourist member from London

Mammoth Lakes

La to Mammoth

Does anyone know an easy, yet not too expensive, way to get to Mammoth Lakes from Los Angeles (and back)? A) I do not drive, so can't get there by rental car. B) I want to go on a Wednesday, but can only find busses that go on a Saturday C) as I am only going for 4 days (back to LA on Sunday), I dont want to be wasting my time travelling for more than 9/10 hours. any help greatly appreciated!



8 Answers


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Seoul

You are probably SOL. There is no rail that I know of, the airfare is ridiculous and the busses run infrequently. Sorry, but cars are the best way to go. Welcome to California.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Norton

I recommend you study real hard and get your license. lol.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Coquille

You might not believe it but get yourself a fishing pole and hitchhike. Many people who wouldn't stop for a hitchhiker will give a lift to someone who looks like they're going fishing - even more so than skiing or snowboarding (easier to fit into a car also). You can catch a bus back on the weekend. Hell, you might even want to actually fish up there. Convict Lake and the lakes around Mamoth are great fishing and season will open soon.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from San Diego

Had a Danish girlfriend living with me in So-Cal without a license...life was hell for her. Get license ASAP and buy P.O.S. car. Or grab a pole and thumb it...




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from London

thanks for the input. i feared as much! do think there's a gap in the market there. the bus service from vancouver airport to whistler is amazing, they should do a daily run from LAX to Mammoth. can't believe mammoth tourist board haven't set that up yet.. oh well!!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Coquille

Try Craig's List for the LA area (if you're not familiar just do a Yahoo or Google search for "Craig's List". There are often people on it looking for, or offering to share, rides to Mammoth. With all the recent snow their season is likely to run through April. Good luck.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from San Diego

you might also want to check out http://forums.mammothmountain.com/ sometimes people post looking for people to share the trip.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Torrance

I agree w/ the last couple of postings. Try craigslist.org and see if anyone is going. Or, you can post an ad yourself and see if anyone wants to pick you up for company. Most ppl on CL are pretty cool.





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