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from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego

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Travel Information from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€18) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€25) • 1 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Take a bus or train to travel 82 miles (132 km) to San Diego from Santa Ana, CA. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego.

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What are the ways to get from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Santa Ana, CA and San Diego. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to San Diego from Santa Ana, CA?

The cheapest way to go to San Diego from Santa Ana, CA is by taking a bus, which costs on average $21 (€18).

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

A bus is $9 (€8) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego costing on average $31 (€25).

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego?

The fastest way from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 52 min.

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

In comparison, getting to San Diego by bus can take on average 2 h.

How far is San Diego from Santa Ana, CA?

The distance from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego is approximately 82 miles (132 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego?

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

  • 7 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Santa Ana, CA and San Diego, what are the departure and arrival points in Santa Ana, CA and San Diego?

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

    Who can get me from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego?

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

    • You can go to San Diego from Santa Ana, CA by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $21 (€18) with Greyhound from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€25) with Amtrak from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego.
    Is it possible to travel directly between Santa Ana, CA and San Diego?

    Yes, there are direct services available from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego with the following travel companies:

    • You can find around 7 direct trains per day and travel with Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to San Diego as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego?
    Omio customers who travel from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego often also extend their vacation to go to Los Angeles, Paris or Madrid. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between San Diego and these popular destinations at a great price.
    When should I book a ticket from Santa Ana, CA to San Diego online to score the best deals?

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

    • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $21 (€18) one way.
    • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $31 (€25) one way.

    But we recommend booking Santa Ana, 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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