How to travel from San Jose, CA to San Diego

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Travel Information from San Jose, CA to San Diego

distanceDistance415 miles (670 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $167 (€149) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 415 miles (670 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between San Jose, CA and San Diego. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Amtrak, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Jose, CA to San Diego.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel to San Diego from San Jose, CA. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between San Jose, CA and San Diego is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to San Diego:

A ferry is $75 (€67) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from San Jose, CA to San Diego costing on average $75 (€67).

A ferry is $167 (€149) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from San Jose, CA to San Diego costing on average $167 (€149).

Taking a ferry is about $75 (€67) less than taking a train, which costs on average $75 (€67) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to San Diego from San Jose, CA is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to San Diego can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 13 h 50 min.

The distance is approximately 415 miles (670 km) from San Jose, CA to San Diego.

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

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to San Diego from San Jose, CA 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 from San Jose, CA to San Diego:

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

    • Travel with Amtrak for buses to San Diego. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak San Jose, CA to San Diego tickets on Omio for $75 (€67).
    • Alaska Airlines can take you to San Diego by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Alaska Airlines from San Jose, CA to San Diego for $167 (€149).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to San Diego. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak San Jose, CA to San Diego tickets on Omio for $75 (€67).
    Many of our customers traveling from San Jose, CA to San Diego don't make San Diego their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after San Diego are Los Angeles, Paris or Madrid, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from San Diego to any of these top destinations today!

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

    • A bus ticket costs $75 (€67) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $167 (€149) one way on average.
    • A ferry ticket for this trip costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
    • A train ticket for this route is costing $75 (€67) one way on average.

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

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