How to travel from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA

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Travel Information from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$21 - $77
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€18) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $21 (€18) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Sky West Airlines or Amtrak

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 111 miles (179 km) between San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Sky West Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA.

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from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA

How to get from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
10:25AM2h35
San Diego, CA
01:00PMLos Angeles, CA
$371One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
07:40AM3h55
San Diego, CA
11:35AMLos Angeles, CA
$371One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
12:45PM2h15
San Diego, CA
03:00PMLos Angeles, CA
$371One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
10:10AM2h47
Old Town Station, San Diego, CA
12:57PMUnion Station, Los Angeles, CA
$401One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
10:01AM2h56
Santa Fe Depot, San Diego, CA
12:57PMUnion Station, Los Angeles, CA
$411One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
08:10AM2h42
Old Town Station, San Diego, CA
10:52AMUnion Station, Los Angeles, CA
$401One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:05AM2h55
San Diego, CA
01:00PMLos Angeles, CA
$371One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:00AM2h35
San Diego, CA
11:35AMLos Angeles, CA
$401One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:30AM3h05
San Diego, CA
11:35AMLos Angeles, CA
$401One-way
0 transfers
Spirit Airlines
07:32PM11h43
San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN)
07:15AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
$4851One-way
1 transfer
Spirit Airlines
07:32PM5h16
San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN)
12:48AMLos Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
$5381One-way
1 transfer
Spirit Airlines
07:32PM3h37
San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN)
11:09PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX)
$6801One-way
1 transfer

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FlixBus, Amtrak and United will get you from San Diego to Los Angeles at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains to Los Angeles from San Diego, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

    United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel from San Diego to Los Angeles.

      FAQs: Travel from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA

      FAQs: Travel to Los Angeles, CA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA.
      FAQs

      There are 3 ways to get from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA is a bus with an average price of $21 (€18).

      This is compared to other travel options from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA:

      Taking a bus costs $55 (€48) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $77 (€66).

      Taking a bus costs $18 (€16) less than taking a train, which costs on average $39 (€34) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Los Angeles, CA from San Diego, CA is by bus with an average travel time of 2 h 5 min.

      Other travel options to Los Angeles, CA take longer:

      Flight takes 3 h 17 min on average.

      Train takes 2 h 47 min on average.

      Los Angeles, CA is approximately 111 miles (179 km) away from San Diego, CA.

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

      • 5 buses a day.
      • 10 trains a day.

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

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

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

        • You can go to Los Angeles, CA from San Diego, CA by bus with FlixBus, Greyhound, Infobus or OurBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $21 (€18) with FlixBus from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA on Omio.
        • You can take a flight from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA with Sky West Airlines, Spirit Airlines or American Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $77 (€66) with Spirit Airlines from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA.
        • You can take a train from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $39 (€34) with Amtrak from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA.

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

        • You can find 5 direct buses per day to take to Los Angeles, CA with FlixBus or Greyhound.
        • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Los Angeles, CA with Amtrak.

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

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

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