There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to San Diego by plane, night bus, train, bus 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

Fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Diego (SAN) MSP - SAN

$164 - $506

4 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  45 h 49 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 805
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak

$335 - $881

Bus  •  47 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca

$248 - $531

Bus via Oklahoma City, Ok  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Oklahoma City, OK 801
  2. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Blythe, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Blythe to San Diego

$292 - $553

Drive  •  31 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to San Diego 2024.7 miles

$190 - $290

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

Delta, Sun Country Airlines and four other airlines fly from Minneapolis to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to San Diego via Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 47 h 7 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
33 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Oklahoma City, OK
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
34 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Blythe, Ca
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Blythe to San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Minneapolis and San Diego is 2464 km. The road distance is 3239 km.

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to San Diego is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to San Diego is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $160 - $550.

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Kansas City, Mo and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Minneapolis to San Diego, including transfers.