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There are 4 ways to get from Dayton to San Diego by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  7 h 16 min

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

$215 - $462

3 alternative options

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 to Fullerton Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$362 - $997

Bus  •  2 days 7 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 9489 / ...

$220 - $597

Drive  •  34 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to San Diego 2215.1 miles

$210 - $320

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

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

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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 7 h.

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The distance between Dayton and San Diego is 1900 miles. The road distance is 2215.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Dayton to San Diego without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 6 h and costs $360 - $1,000.

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

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Dayton to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Dayton Trotwood, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Dayton to San Diego is to fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs $210 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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There is no direct flight from Dayton Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Dayton to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 1900.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta 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 7 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
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
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 Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
42 h 4 min
Frequency
Once 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
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 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

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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
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

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San Diego is 3 h behind Dayton. It is currently 5:01 PM in Dayton and 2:01 PM in San Diego.

Yes, the driving distance between Dayton to San Diego is 2215 miles. It takes approximately 34 h 50 min to drive from Dayton to San Diego.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Dayton Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1108+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Dayton Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $30 - $40.

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