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There are 3 ways to get from Mission Viejo to San Diego by bus, train or car

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Line 91 bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 91 bus from Cabot-La Paz to Camino Capistrano-Ortega 91
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Juan Capistrano, CA to San Diego, CA 5818

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $67

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Mission Viejo to San Diego 74.2 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Mission Viejo to San Diego is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mission Viejo to San Diego is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mission Viejo to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Cabot-La Paz and arriving at San Diego, CA via San Juan Capistrano, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Mission Viejo and San Diego is 68 miles. The road distance is 74.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Mission Viejo to San Diego without a car is to line 91 bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 2 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Mission Viejo to San Diego, including transfers.

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Mission Viejo to San Diego bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Cabot-La Paz station.

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The best way to get from Mission Viejo to San Diego is to line 91 bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 2 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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Mission Viejo to San Diego bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mission Viejo to San Diego is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Mission Viejo to San Diego.

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  • Distance: 68.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Mission Viejo to San Diego via Camino Capistrano-Ortega and San Juan Capistrano, CA in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Mission Viejo to San Diego every 2 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Cabot-La Paz to Camino Capistrano-Ortega
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Juan Capistrano, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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