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from San Diego to San Francisco, CA

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Travel Information from San Diego to San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$72 - $79
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $72 (€57) • 1 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $72 (€57) • 1 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 457 miles (737 km) by bus, flight or train to San Francisco, CA from San Diego. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $72 (€57). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Diego to San Francisco, CA.

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FAQs
How do I reach San Francisco, CA from San Diego?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to San Francisco, CA?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to San Francisco, CA is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $72 (€57) compared to other travel options to San Francisco, CA:

Taking a flight is about $8 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $79 (€64) for this journey.

A flight is $1 (€1) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from San Diego to San Francisco, CA costing on average $73 (€58).

What is the quickest way from San Diego to San Francisco, CA?

The quickest way to travel from San Diego to San Francisco, CA is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 33 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 10 h 5 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 12 h 55 min   of travel time.

How many miles from San Diego to San Francisco, CA would I travel?

The distance is approximately 457 miles (737 km) from San Diego to San Francisco, CA.

When traveling between San Diego and San Francisco, CA, where do I depart from San Diego and where do I arrive in San Francisco, CA?

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

    Who can get me from San Diego to San Francisco, CA?

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

    • You can travel by bus to San Francisco, CA from San Diego with Greyhound, and you can find Greyhound San Diego to San Francisco, CA tickets for $79 (€64) on Omio.
    • You can travel by plane between San Diego and San Francisco, CA with United, and you can find United San Diego to San Francisco, CA tickets for $72 (€57) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from San Diego to San Francisco, CA with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $73 (€58) with Amtrak from San Diego to San Francisco, CA.
    What is another destination I should add to my tour from San Diego to San Francisco, CA?
    Omio customers who travel from San Diego to San Francisco, CA often also extend their vacation to go to Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between San Francisco, CA and these popular destinations at a great price.
    How early should I buy San Diego to San Francisco, CA tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • A bus ticket costs $79 (€64) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket costs $72 (€57) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $73 (€58) one way.

    But we recommend booking San Diego to San Francisco, CA 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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