Long Beach to Northridge Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $14
Fastest Way Train — 52min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 9 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 38 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$15 · 52min · 12 lb of CO2
+3 more options
$14 · 1h 54min · 11 lb of CO2
Long Beach to San Fernando
+4 more options
$5 · 56min · 11 lb of CO2
Long Beach to Northridge

Drive from Long Beach to Northridge

It's 38 miles between Long Beach to Northridge. On a typical day, it might take between 56min and 59min from Long Beach to Northridge under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 1min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Northridge by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $5.

What is the best way to travel from Long Beach to Northridge?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Long Beach to Northridge. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Long Beach towards San Fernando, as it is the cheapest to Northridge. It's common to find tickets for as low as $14. Greyhound operates from Long Beach to Northridge, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Long Beach to Northridge?

The trip to Northridge is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Long Beach. The cheapest way to get from Long Beach to Northridge is $14 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 54 minutes with the bus. Greyhound offers limited service between Northridge and Long Beach.We recommend booking the trip to Northridge about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Long Beach the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Northridge.

Is the train or the bus better from Long Beach to Northridge CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Long Beach to Northridge. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Northridge is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Long Beach/Northridge buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Long Beach is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Long Beach CA and Northridge during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Long Beach to Northridge? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Northridge traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Northridge is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Long Beach to Northridge?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Long Beach to Northridge is by bus. The bus costs $14 roughly and will take 1 hour 54 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Long Beach to Northridge?

Amtrak costs about $29 between Long Beach and Northridge. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 4 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at FUL Fullerton Transportation Center, which is 17 miles from Long Beach. Further, once you arrive at CWT Chatsworth Amtrak or you will still have 4 miles to Northridge.

How long does it take from Long Beach to Northridge by car?

The total distance between Long Beach and Northridge is 38 miles and will take you about 56 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $5.

Can you go to Northridge CA from Long Beach without using a car?

It's very easy to travel from Long Beach to Northridge without a car.  We'd recommend any of the options on this page - bus, trains, or by car.

There's a couple of things to consider when you need to make this decision.  If you are tight on cash, we'd definitely recommend the bus or maybe even a carpool.  If you want to explore and don't want to deal with traffic, then we'd recommend the train.    All are relatively good options and Greyhound or Amtrak to Northridge are likely your very best bets.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Long Beach to Northridge
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Long Beach to Northridge
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477