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

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Fly from Boston  •  7h 37m

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

$49 - $355

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Bus to Hyannis, fly  •  10h 34m

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

$150 - $580

Ferry to Provincetown, fly  •  11h 57m

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

$143 - $499

Train  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station 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 Santa Fe Depot

$321 - $463

Bus  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca

$327 - $455

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Boston to San Diego 3044.4 miles

$290 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to San Diego is to fly which costs $45 - $360 and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to San Diego is to fly which costs $45 - $360 and takes 7h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at San Diego, Ca via New York, Ny and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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 3044.4 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 37m to get from Boston to San Diego, including transfers.

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Boston to San Diego bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to San Diego is to fly which takes 7h 37m and costs $45 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $470 and takes 2 days 20h, you could also bus, which costs $320 - $460 and takes 3 days 4h.

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Map of how to get from Boston to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 2593.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 37m

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

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four 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 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Nantucket, Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Nantucket, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Hyannis to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Provincetown to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
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 Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.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 South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from New York, Ny to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 20h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$280 - $380
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$62
Senior
$58
Child
$39

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 8m.

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

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San Diego is 3h behind Boston. It is currently 10:34 AM in Boston and 7:34 AM in San Diego.

Boston 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 Boston to San Diego is 3044 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Boston to San Diego.

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

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Book your Boston to San Diego train tickets online with Omio, Omio and Omio.

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There are 1371+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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