There are 5 ways to get from Dayton to San Diego by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Dayton  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to San Diego (SAN) DAY - SAN

$214 - $462

4 alternative options

Bus to Covington, fly  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Diego (SAN) CVG - SAN

$247 - $394

Bus, train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak

$347 - $997

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465

$219 - $592

Drive  •  34 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to San Diego 2215.1 miles

$210 - $320

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Dayton to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dayton to San Diego via Dayton Northwest Hub, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
41 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dayton to San Diego?

The distance between Dayton and San Diego is 3040 km. The road distance is 3544 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dayton to San Diego?

The cheapest way to get from Dayton to San Diego is to drive which costs $210 - $320 and takes 34 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dayton to San Diego?

The quickest way to get from Dayton to San Diego is to fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs $210 - $470.

Is there a direct bus between Dayton and San Diego?

No, there is no direct bus from Dayton to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Wright Stop Plaza and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

How long does it take to get from Dayton to San Diego?

It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Dayton to San Diego, including transfers.