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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to San Diego FlixBus

$20 - $33

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Train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$42 - $91

Bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmdale, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6303 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$36 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Lancaster to San Diego 182.8 miles

$17 - $26

Train, fly  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN

$114 - $359

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to San Diego is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to San Diego is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lancaster station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Lancaster station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Lancaster and San Diego is 149 miles. The road distance is 182.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to San Diego without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $20 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Lancaster to San Diego, including transfers.

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Lancaster to San Diego train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Lancaster station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to San Diego is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $40 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Lancaster to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 148.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Lancaster to San Diego via L. A. Union Station station and Los Angeles Union Station in around 6 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lancaster to San Diego via Palmdale station, Palmdale, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Lancaster station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Palmdale, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
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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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to San Diego is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Lancaster to San Diego.

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

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There are 1134+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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