There are 6 ways to get from Austin to San Diego by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Austin  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Diego (SAN) AUS - SAN

$123 - $556

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Bus to San Antonio, fly  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to San Diego (SAN) SAT - SAN

$209 - $887

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  32 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Kerrville, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Kerrville to San Diego

$138 - $242

Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  36 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 836 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to San Bernardino, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca

$162 - $438

Train  •  40 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$221 - $633

Drive  •  21 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Austin to San Diego 1308.2 miles

$120 - $190

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at San Diego via San Antonio, Tx and Kerrville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Austin to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 59 min.

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The distance between Austin and San Diego is 1162 miles. The road distance is 1308.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Austin to San Diego, including transfers.

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Austin to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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Austin to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Austin Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Austin to San Diego is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 32 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 40 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Austin to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 1161.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and San Diego, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Austin to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to San Diego via San Antonio, Tx, Kerrville, Tx, and Kerrville in around 32 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $480
Business Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Kerrville, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Dallas, Tx to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$250 - $330
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Kerrville to San Diego
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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San Diego is 2 h behind Austin. It is currently 2:05 AM in Austin and 12:05 AM in San Diego.

Austin to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to San Diego is 1308 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 34 min to drive from Austin to San Diego.

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Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1106+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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