There are 7 ways to get from Austin to San Diego by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Austin  •  4 h 41 min

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

$123 - $556

6 alternative options

Bus to San Antonio, fly  •  6 h 46 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  •  32 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 831
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Kerrville, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Kerrville to San Diego

$138 - $242

Bus via San Bernardino, Ca  •  34 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Kerrville
  3. Take the bus from Kerrville, Tx to San Bernardino, Ca
  4. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca

$171 - $414

Bus, train  •  35 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 831
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak

$227 - $659

Train  •  40 h 58 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 Amtrak 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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The cheapest way to get from Austin to San Diego is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to San Diego is to fly which costs $120 - $600 and takes 4 h 41 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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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Austin to San Diego, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 58 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 30 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 Kerrville, Tx to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
25 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $300
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Kerrville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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