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Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Perth, Australia
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Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Hello, my husband and I are going to be visiting the States in January -February 2018 from Australia and we would love to visit big bear lake. Are there any other form of transportation instead of driving ourselves as we are not to game in driving?

If so, would it be easier from Los Angeles to big bear, or from las vegas to big bear?

Thanks

Hamburg, Germany
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1. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Either way(from LA or Vegas), you have to take a bus (Greyhound Bus) to San Bernardino,CA.

Then the mountain transit bus will pick up there and take you directly to Big Bear Lake.

If coming from LA. You can take a Metrolink Train and catch Mountain Transit from end of Metrolink line. (San Bernardino)

Train station nicer than Bus Station.

mountaintransit.org/big-bear-routes-and-sche…

Its worth the effort to visit Big Bear.

Grayson

BigBearHostel.com

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2. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

I would fly to Mammoth Lakes or Reno/Tahoe. (Huge effort to get to Big Bear.)

Santa Clara...
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3. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Agree with lemoncurl. Las Vegas to Reno is a short and cheap flight on Southwest Airline (must look on their website.). Lake Tahoe is much more impressive than Big Bear. Are you hoping just to see snow or to ski or snowboard as well.

Where are you going after this part of the trip?

Edited: 28 August 2017, 21:16
Fremont, California
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4. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

For Big Bear, fly from Las Vegas to Ontario Airport

http://www.flyontario.com/

Its a nice smaller size airport and closer than the ones in LA.

From Ontario to Big Bear Lake is 61 miles

There is a Big Bear Shuttle to take you to the lake

http://www.flyontario.com/

I would stay in Big Bear for a night (if you have time). There is enough to do there especially in the winter, such as skiing, snow play, and seeing the lake.

For more on Big Bear see

https:/…

Perth, Australia
6 posts
5. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Hello, Thank you for your reply. Yes I would like to spend a few days where there is snow. So I'm open to any recommendations as where would be the easiest to get to.

Our plans are San Francisco to Las Vegas, then to somewhere where there is snow and then to LA.

Perth, Australia
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6. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Thanks so much for that. I will look into it :-)

Dublin, California
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7. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

If you don't want to drive, it's easier to get around Lake Tahoe than Big Bear.

Santa Clara...
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8. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Mammoth also is easier without a car. There are flights daily to and from LA. Not sure any from Vegas. Likely need to connect via LAX. I think only Alaska flies out of there.

Santa Clara...
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9. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Yes Alaska.

https:/…airfare

Once at Mammoth, there are shuttles all over town. No lake per se at Mammoth but it is the best and largest resort in CA for skiing and boarding. If you are not doing that, then consider Lake Tahoe to see the pristine lake and snow. Fly to Reno and take Uber to North Shore and tour around on the lake.

Perth, Australia
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10. Re: Transport from Las Vegas to Big Bear Lake

Thanks everyone for the info. San Francisco will be our first stop and seeing that Lake Tahoe is only a short distance from there, I think we will make that our second destination before heading to Vegas. :-)

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