San Clemente travel guide

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You're Going to Love San Clemente

With a population of 63’522, San Clemente is a must-see destination in California, United States.

Where to Eat in San Clemente

If you’re looking for affordable options, Iva Lee's (555 N El Camino Real, Suite E) and Brick Pizzeria (216 N. El Camino Real) are great picks.

When to visit San Clemente

San Clemente in April
Estimated hotel price
$200
1 night at 3-star hotel
San Clemente in April
Estimated hotel price
$200
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to San Clemente

Plane

Although San Clemente doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to John Wayne Airport, OC (SNA), which is located 36 km from San Clemente. The shortest flight to San Clemente from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to San Clemente. The train station in San Clemente is called San Clemente Pier, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to San Clemente is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 95 km from San Clemente. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Los Angeles.

Plane

Although San Clemente doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to John Wayne Airport, OC (SNA), which is located 36 km from San Clemente. The shortest flight to San Clemente from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 12h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to San Clemente. The train station in San Clemente is called San Clemente Pier, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to San Clemente is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 95 km from San Clemente. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Los Angeles.

Airports near San Clemente

Airlines serving San Clemente

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,742 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,189 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,446 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,948 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,206 reviews)
LOT
Good (669 reviews)
Finnair
Good (773 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,174 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
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Where to stay in San Clemente

Average rates range from around $465 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $541 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express San Clemente North and Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente.

Where to stay in popular areas of San Clemente

Hiring a car in San Clemente

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in San Clemente (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.02 and $26.69. The most frequently booked car type in San Clemente is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 9% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in San Clemente (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.02 and $26.69. The most frequently booked car type in San Clemente is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 9% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.