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There are 9 ways to get from Davis to San Diego by plane, train, subway, bus 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.

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Fly from Sacramento  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN) SMF - SAN

$104 - $435

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1439 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$63 - $150

7 alternative options

Train to Oakland, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN

$117 - $417

Train to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN

$111 - $408

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN

$107 - $379

Train, bus  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from F St. at 6th St. SB to J St. at 8th St. 42A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to San Ysidro 498 Sacramento / ...

$72

Train  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Davis Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$111 - $295

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Davis to San Diego 519.3 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Davis to San Diego is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Davis to San Diego is to fly which costs $100 - $440 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Davis to San Diego. However, there are services departing from F St. at 6th St. NB and arriving at San Diego, Ca via 8Th St & K St, Sacramento, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Davis to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Davis Amtrak and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 4 min.

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The distance between Davis and San Diego is 480 miles. The road distance is 519.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Davis to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 47 min and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Davis to San Diego, including transfers.

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Davis to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Davis to San Diego is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $100 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 12 h 47 min, you could also train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 18 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Davis to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 480.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Davis to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Davis to San Diego via J St. at 8th St., 8Th St & K St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Davis Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Davis Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Davis Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
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
Train from Davis Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$340 - $470
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from F St. at 6th St. SB to J St. at 8th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Davis 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 Davis to San Diego is 519 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to drive from Davis to San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1111+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Davis to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 56 min and costs $2.

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