There are 5 ways to get from Minnesota 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 38 min

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

$166 - $509

4 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  46 h 2 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

$297 - $558

Drive  •  31 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to San Diego 2024.7 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minnesota to San Diego is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 38 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Minnesota to San Diego is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 38 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Minnesota 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.

More details

The distance between Minnesota and San Diego is 1514 miles. The road distance is 2024.7 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Minnesota to San Diego without a car is to night bus and train which takes 46 h 2 min and costs $330 - $900.

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Minnesota to San Diego, including transfers.

More details

Minnesota to San Diego bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

More details

The best way to get from Minnesota to San Diego is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $160 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 47 h 7 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 43 min.

Search flights

Minnesota to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

More details

Map of how to get from Minnesota to San Diego.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1514 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Delta, Sun Country Airlines and four other airlines fly from Bloomington 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
34 h 12 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
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.