How to travel from Los Angeles to San Diego

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from Los Angeles to San Diego

You can get from Los Angeles to San Diego by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Los Angeles to San Diego on Aug 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Los Angeles to San Diego

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€70) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 111 miles (179 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Los Angeles to San Diego. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Los Angeles to San Diego.

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You can travel from Los Angeles to San Diego 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to San Diego from Los Angeles is by taking a bus with an average price of $11 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to San Diego:

Taking a bus is usually $64 (€59) less than taking a flight to San Diego, which costs on average $75 (€70) for the same trip.

A bus is $27 (€25) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Los Angeles to San Diego costing on average $38 (€36).

The fastest way to get to San Diego from Los Angeles is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to San Diego can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 10 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 40 min.

The Los Angeles to San Diego distance is around 111 miles (179 km).

The average frequency per day from Los Angeles to San Diego is:

  • Around 7 buses per day.
  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Los Angeles and San Diego as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Los Angeles to San Diego:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Los Angeles to San Diego:

    • You can go to San Diego from Los Angeles by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $11 (€10) with Flixbus from Los Angeles to San Diego on Omio.
    • You can travel from Los Angeles to San Diego by flight with Spirit Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $75 (€70) with Spirit Airlines from Los Angeles to San Diego.
    • You can take a train from Los Angeles to San Diego with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $38 (€36) with Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Los Angeles to San Diego with the following travel companies:

    • You'll find 7 direct buses per day with Flixbus.
    • You can find around 8 direct trains per day and travel with Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to San Diego as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Los Angeles to San Diego often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or San Francisco, CA. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Los Angeles and San Diego itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between San Diego and any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Los Angeles to San Diego, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing $11 (€10) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing $75 (€70) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $38 (€36) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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