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from San Francisco, CA to San Diego

You can get from San Francisco, CA to San Diego by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information to San Diego from San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$69 - $88
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $69 (€56) • 1 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $69 (€56) • 1 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 457 miles (737 km) by bus, flight or train between San Francisco, CA and San Diego. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Francisco, CA to San Diego.

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FAQs
How do I travel from San Francisco, CA to San Diego?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to San Diego from San Francisco, CA is by taking a flight, which costs on average $69 (€56).

This is compared to other ways of getting to San Diego:

Taking a flight is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a bus to San Diego, which costs on average $77 (€63) for the same trip.

A flight is generally $19 (€15) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $88 (€72) from San Francisco, CA to San Diego.

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

The fastest way from San Francisco, CA to San Diego is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 34 min.

There are alternative travel options to San Diego that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 10 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 12 h 35 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between San Francisco, CA and San Diego?

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

How many services a day are there from San Francisco, CA to San Diego?

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

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from San Francisco, CA to San Diego?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from San Francisco, CA to San Diego?

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

    • You can take a bus from San Francisco, CA to San Diego with Greyhound. Cheap tickets can be found for $77 (€63) with Greyhound from San Francisco, CA to San Diego.
    • You can travel between San Francisco, CA and San Diego by flight with Alaska Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $69 (€56) with Alaska Airlines from San Francisco, CA to San Diego.
    • You can go to San Diego from San Francisco, CA by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $88 (€72) with Amtrak from San Francisco, CA to San Diego on Omio.
    Where else should I travel to after my journey between San Francisco, CA and San Diego ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from San Francisco, CA to San Diego often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Los Angeles, Paris or Madrid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your San Francisco, CA and San Diego itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between San Diego and any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I book San Francisco, CA to San Diego tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost on average $77 (€63) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $69 (€56) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $88 (€72) one way on average.

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