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There are 8 ways to get from Foster City to San Diego by bus, subway, plane, train or car

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Bus, BART to Oakland, fly  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
  2. Take the BART from Hayward BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN

$93 - $366

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to San Diego FlixBus

$26 - $42

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN

$87 - $348

Fly from San Francisco  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN

$82 - $327

Caltrain, bus, train  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$68 - $131

Caltrain, bus  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca

$61 - $146

Caltrain, train  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$103 - $266

Drive  •  8h 13m

  1. Drive from Foster City to San Diego 494.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Foster City to San Diego is to bus which costs $25 - $45 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to San Diego is to bus and BART and fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd and arriving at Broadway & 3rd Av via W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6, 5th St &Stevenson St, San Francisco and Old Town Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 30m.

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The distance between Foster City and San Diego is 444 miles. The road distance is 494.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to San Diego without a car is to Caltrain and bus and train which takes 13h 16m and costs $65 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Foster City to San Diego, including transfers.

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Foster City to San Diego bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from Foster City to San Diego is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs $80 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $45 and takes 14h 30m, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 17h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Foster City to San Diego bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Diego station.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 444.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Foster City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Foster City to San Diego twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 10h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Hayward BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
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 San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
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 San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to San Diego is 494 miles. It takes approximately 8h 13m to drive from Foster City to San Diego.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to San Diego Airport.

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