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There are 7 ways to get from New York to San Diego by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Newark  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) EWR - SAN

$179 - $570

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Fly from New York JFK  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to San Diego (SAN) JFK - SAN

$181 - $474

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN

$257 - $643

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN

$258 - $862

Train  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$429 - $1,283

Bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Los Angeles, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$298 - $404

Drive  •  44h 55m

  1. Drive from New York to San Diego 2815.7 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from New York to San Diego is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 8h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to San Diego is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 8h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to San Diego. However, there are services departing from New York, Ny and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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The distance between New York and San Diego is 2443 miles. The road distance is 2815.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to San Diego without a car is to train which takes 2 days 17h and costs $420 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 8h 4m to get from New York to San Diego, including transfers.

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New York to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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New York to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to San Diego is to fly which takes 8h 4m and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $420 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 17h, you could also bus, which costs $290 - $410 and takes 2 days 23h.

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  • Distance: 2442.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 4m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and San Diego, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from New York to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to San Diego via Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Amtrak Station in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
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
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.

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 New York, Ny to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 20h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$280 - $380
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 5m.

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

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San Diego is 3h behind New York. It is currently 2:52 AM in New York and 11:52 PM in San Diego.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to San Diego is 2816 miles. It takes approximately 44h 55m to drive from New York to San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to San Diego Airport.

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Book your New York to San Diego bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 1169+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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