Public Transportation to Big Bear Lake

While a personal vehicle is the preferred mode of travel to and from Big Bear Lake, public transportation options are available from many Southern California airports and train stations to the city of San Bernardino. From there, Big Bear's Mountain Transit public bus program can shuttle riders into Big Bear Lake and surrounding mountain communities on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Public Transportation

Train Travel from Southern California Airports

Trains from Southern California Airports

Both MetroLink and Amtrak train service is available from many stations near popular airports to San Bernardino train stations (San Bernardino - Downtown & San Bernardino Depot). Enter travel dates and origin for more info at:

MetroLink Train Stations near Airports

  • Burbank Airport North/South - closest to Hollywood Burbank Airport
  • Tustin - closest to John Wayne Airport
  • Ontario East - closest to Ontario Airport
  • Union Station - closest to LAX

Amtrak Train Stations near Airports

  • Burbank - closest to Hollywood Burbank Airport
  • Ontario Station - closest to Ontario Airport
  • Union Station - closest to LAX

Bus Travel to Big Bear Lake

Bus Transportation to Big Bear Lake, CA

Mountain Transit provides affordable bus transportation to Big Bear on their Big Bear OTM Route 5 bus. Service is provided from these bus stops:

  • Highland & Boulder - Walmart bus stop
  • Santa Fe Metrolink Depot (San Bernardino Depot) - Metrolink Train Station
  • 4th & Arrowhead - SBD Court bus stop
  • San Bernardino Transit Center – next to San Bernardino Downtown train station

Please note that bus transportation is only available Monday, Wednesday, Friday. No weekend service available.

Service charge from San Bernardino to Big Bear and vice versa is $10.

Public Transportation in Big Bear

Free Big Bear Trolley

Once you've arrived in Big Bear Lake, the Free Big Bear Trolley offers 3 routes throughout the valley allowing you to access ski resorts, The Village, grocery stores, and more, all free of charge!

Other Services

Mountain Transit also provides Dial-a-Ride and Airport Transport Service for private pilots from Big Bear Airport.