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from San Diego to Los Angeles

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

Our recommendation

To get from San Diego to Los Angeles on Sep 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:05PMSan Diego2h55 07:00PMLos Angeles
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$211One-way
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04:05PMSan Diego2h55 07:00PMLos Angeles
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$211One-way
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09:35AMSan Diego3h25 01:00PMLos Angeles
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$211One-way
08:05PMSan Diego2h55 11:00PMLos Angeles
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$221One-way
05:45AMSan Diego3h35 09:20AMLos Angeles
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$221One-way

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Wed
Sep 22
$39Amtrak
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$366American Airlines
Thu
Sep 23
$39Amtrak
$13Flixbus
$192skywest airlines
Fri
Sep 24
$39Amtrak
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$192skywest airlines
Sat
Sep 25
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$13Flixbus
$192skywest airlines
Sun
Sep 26
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$11Flixbus
$192skywest airlines
Mon
Sep 27
$39Amtrak
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$190skywest airlines
Tue
Sep 28
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$11Flixbus
$190skywest airlines
Wed
Sep 29
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$11Flixbus
$189skywest airlines
Thu
Sep 30
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$21Greyhound
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Fri
Oct 1
$39Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$74skywest airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$39Amtrak
$24Greyhound
$103skywest airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$39Amtrak
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$75skywest airlines
Mon
Oct 4
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$11Flixbus
$75skywest airlines
Tue
Oct 5
$39Amtrak
$21Greyhound
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Wed
Oct 6
$39Amtrak
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Thu
Oct 7
$39Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$75skywest airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$39Amtrak
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$75skywest airlines
Sat
Oct 9
$39Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$73skywest airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$39Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$75skywest airlines
Mon
Oct 11
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$21Greyhound
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Tue
Oct 12
$39Amtrak
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$89skywest airlines

Travel Information from San Diego to Los Angeles

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $73
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€8) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $73 (€58) • 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, skywest airlines or Amtrak

Travel 111 miles (179 km) by bus, flight or train from San Diego to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, skywest airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Diego to Los Angeles.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from San Diego to Los Angeles?

You can travel from San Diego to Los Angeles 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from San Diego to Los Angeles?

The cheapest way to go to Los Angeles from San Diego is by taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Los Angeles:

A bus is $63 (€50) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles costing on average $73 (€58).

A bus is $29 (€23) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from San Diego to Los Angeles costing on average $39 (€31).

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles?

The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from San Diego is by flight with an average travel time of 56 min.

Other travel options to Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by train can take on average 2 h 39 min.

What is the distance between San Diego and Los Angeles?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from San Diego to Los Angeles?

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

  • Around 6 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Los Angeles from San Diego, where do I depart from San Diego and where do I arrive in Los Angeles?

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

    Who can get me from San Diego to Los Angeles?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from San Diego to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus San Diego to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for $11 (€8).
    • Skywest airlines can take you to Los Angeles by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for skywest airlines from San Diego to Los Angeles for $73 (€58).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak San Diego to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for $39 (€31).
    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from San Diego to Los Angeles?
    Many of our customers traveling from San Diego to Los Angeles don't make Los Angeles their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Los Angeles are Paris, Madrid or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Los Angeles to any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I buy my San Diego to Los Angeles one way ticket online to get the best deals?

    Before traveling from San Diego to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $11 (€8) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket costs $73 (€58) one way on average for this trip.
    • A train ticket for this journey is costing $39 (€31) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking San Diego to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    San Diego
    San Diego - Lindberg Field International, CA
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