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Getting In and Around Lancaster

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Lancaster has an efficient transportation network that will whizz you to every spot without any hassle. Getting to and around Lancaster is quite easy and convenient. Lancaster is centrally situated in the Southern California, making it easily accessible by Interstates 15 and 5. Also, it is just one hour north of LA, whether you come by train at the Union Station, plane at Burbank or LAX airport or by car via LA Basin. The public transportation in Lancaster is also well-developed making it easy for residents and visitors alike to mosey around the city. Lancaster offers you all sorts of options for getting around- be it by renting a car, catching a taxi/cab, or taking a bus.

Getting to Lancaster

Getting to Lancaster by Car

Lancaster Highway
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Lancaster is easily accessible by the State Route 14 (known as Antelope Valley Freeway) from High Sierra vacation lands (north) and Greater Los Angeles (south). California State Hwy 138 and Highway 58 also serves Lancaster. It heads out east and west through the Antelope Valley. California State Hwy 138 leads to Interstate-5 to Sacramento and LA and Interstate 15 to Las Vegas and San Diego. 

Getting to Lancaster by Air

Several airports offer easy access to Lancaster-

Los Angeles International Airport or LAX is located approx 70 miles from Lancaster, i.e. a 1.5 hour drive from LAX to Lancaster. 

Bob Hope Airport or Hollywood Burbank Airport is located approx 60 miles from Lancaster, i.e. a 1-hour drive from Bob Hope Airport to Lancaster.

Lancaster is also served by two small private airports- Palmdale Regional Airport and General William J Fox Airfield.

The Palmdale Regional Airport is about 10 miles from Lancaster via California State Route 14 North and California State Highway 138 West.

Address: 41000 20th Street E, Palmdale, CA 93550, United States
Phone: 1 661-266-7602

The General William J Fox Airfield is located about 5 miles northwest of Lancaster. It serves Antelope Valley and is available for general aviation purposes. 

Address: 4555 W Avenue G, Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Phone: 1 661-940-170

Getting to Lancaster by Rail

Lancaster Rail Station
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Lancaster is served by Metrolink.  The Lancaster Metrolink Station is served by Antelope Valley Line from LA Union Station. On weekdays, 18 Metrolink rails serve the Lancaster Metrolink Station and on weekends, 12 Metrolink train serve the station. Metrolink train runs from Lancaster to Palmdale to Los Angeles Union Station from Mon day though Saturday. 

Address: 44812 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 800-371-5465

Getting to Lancaster by Bus

Lancaster Bus
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Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is the major bus transportation agency operating in and out Lancaster.
Address: 42210 6th Street W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-729-2258

Another commuter bus service serving Lancaster is the Santa Clarita Route 795 that runs between Santa Clarita and Lancaster. 

Greyhound Bus Lines also serve Lancaster area. It stops at the Metrolink Station, Lancaster and the closeby Palmdale Transportation Center.

Getting Around Lancaster

Getting Around Lancaster by Bus

To get around Lancaster, the best way is by AVTA buses. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) manages and runs public transportation bus all around Lancaster. Along the way lies major shopping, entertainment and dining venues along with hotels and medical facilities.  The one-way ticket price is $1.50 and the day pass costs $3.75. It also offers Dial-a-Ride facility mainly for disable people.

Address: 42210 6th Street W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-729-2258

Getting Around Lancaster by Cabs/Taxi Service

Southland Yellow Taxi
Address: Lancaster, CA, United States
Phone: 1 323-424-0260

Getting Around Lancaster by Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 811 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-579-7784

Avis Car Rental
Address: 221 W Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-945-3483

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 43440 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-726-2060

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: 43440 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-726-2060

Budget Car Rental
Address: 43365 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-942-1416

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