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

Recommended option

Bus, BART to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 52 min

  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 Flixbus USA  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to La Jolla FlixBus

$27 - $48

6 alternative options

Fly from San Francisco  •  4 h 26 min

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

$82 - $327

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 41 min

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

$87 - $345

Caltrain, bus, train  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA
  3. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$67 - $126

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA to San Diego, CA Northern CA-Southern CA

$88 - $91

Caltrain, train  •  17 h 18 min

  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 Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$103 - $266

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  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 $27 - $50 and takes 15 h 11 min.

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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 3 h 52 min.

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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 12 h 36 min and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Foster City to San Diego, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Foster City to San Diego is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $80 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $88 - $92 and takes 13 h 51 min, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 17 h 18 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to San Diego is 494 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 13 min 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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There are 1079+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 444.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Foster City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Foster City to San Diego once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Hayward BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
56 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
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
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
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from E Hillsdale Blvd:Shell Blvd to Hayward BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Oakland, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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