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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to San Diego by plane, shuttle, bus, taxi, 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.

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Fly from Manhattan  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to San Diego (SAN) MHK - SAN

$391 - $1,537

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Junction City to Los Angeles, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$213 - $460

3 alternative options

Shuttle to Kansas City, fly  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Diego (SAN) MCI - SAN

$256 - $615

Taxi, train  •  36 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Topeka Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$379 - $880

Drive  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to San Diego 1605.4 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to San Diego is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 24 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to San Diego is to fly which costs $390 - $1,600 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and San Diego is 1239 miles. The road distance is 1605.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 4 min and costs $210 - $460.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Manhattan to San Diego, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to San Diego is to fly which takes 6 h 21 min and costs $390 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $460 and takes 36 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Manhattan Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego is 2 h behind Manhattan. It is currently 5:14 PM in Manhattan and 3:14 PM in San Diego.

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to San Diego is 1605 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 33 min to drive from Manhattan to San Diego.

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American Airlines offers flights from Manhattan Airport to San Diego Airport.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 1239.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

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

American Airlines flies from Manhattan to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to San Diego via Junction City and Los Angeles, Ca in around 36 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Manhattan to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Manhattan to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Manhattan to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
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 Topeka Amtrak Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station 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
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.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 Junction City to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $230
Flexible
$270 - $350
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
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Topeka Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Manhattan Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $29 - $35.

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