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

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Fly from Boston

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN)

Bus to Hyannis, fly

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA
  2. Fly from Hyannis (HYA) to San Diego (SAN)

Ferry to Provincetown, fly

  1. Take the ferry from Boston to Provincetown Ferry Terminal
  2. Fly from Provincetown (PVC) to San Diego (SAN)

Train to Worcester, fly

  1. Take the train from South Station to Worcester
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to San Diego (SAN)

Train

  1. Take the train from Boston to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from Newark to Barstow
  3. Take the bus from Barstow Station to San Diego

Drive

  1. Drive from Boston to San Diego

Boston to San Diego by train

The train journey time between Boston and San Diego is around 3 days 0h and covers a distance of around 3339 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 36m. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 23h. Services are operated by Amtrak. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2 days 18h
Layover time:
5h 36m
Total time:
3 days 0h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2 days 23h
Train distance:
3339 miles
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$321
Carbon emissions:
281 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:50
Last train departs at:
12:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to San Diego train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to San Diego is to fly which costs $100 - $600 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to San Diego is to fly which costs $100 - $600 and takes 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at San Diego via Newark and Barstow Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at San Diego via Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20h.

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The distance between Boston and San Diego is 2594 miles. The road distance is 3040.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to San Diego without a car is to train which takes 2 days 20h and costs $320 - $470.

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It takes approximately 7h 43m to get from Boston to San Diego, including transfers.

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Boston to San Diego bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to San Diego is to fly which takes 7h 43m and costs $100 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $470 and takes 2 days 20h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 2h.

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Map of how to get from Boston to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 2593.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 43m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and San Diego, CA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and six other airlines fly from Boston to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Amtrak Station in around 2 days 20h.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Boston to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Nantucket, Boston
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Nantucket, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Boston to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via Philadelphia, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
20h 53m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Worcester to San Diego via New York JFK, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
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 Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Newark to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $360
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $360
Flexible
$370 - $550
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Barstow Station to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Ferry operators
Boston Harbor Cruises
Phone
+1-877-733-9425
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Boston to Provincetown Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$64
Senior
$60
Child
$41

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 15m.

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Boston to San Diego bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at San Diego station.

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San Diego is 3h behind Boston. It is currently 7:50 AM in Boston and 4:50 AM in San Diego.

Boston to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to San Diego is 3041 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Boston to San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to San Diego Airport.

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