There are 8 ways to get from Oakland to San Diego by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Oakland  •  3 h 15 min

  1. OAK - SAN

$91 - $363

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 24 min

  1. 9489 / ...

$53 - $85

6 alternative options

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 40 min

  1. SFO - SAN

$79 - $323

Train to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 11 min

  1. SJC - SAN

$102 - $378

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Northern CA-Southern CA

$82 - $83

Train  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Coast Starlight
  2. Pacific Surfliner

$102 - $268

Night bus, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. 6849 / ...
  2. 9465

$57 - $136

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. 493.7 miles

$45 - $70

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

Southwest Airlines flies from Oakland to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Xe Do Hoang Transportation operates a bus from Oakland to San Diego once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Oakland, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Oakland and San Diego is 731 km. The road distance is 790 km.

The cheapest way to get from Oakland to San Diego is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Oakland to San Diego is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $90 - $370.

No, there is no direct train from Oakland to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Oakland Jack London Square Station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 2 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Oakland to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Oakland, CA and arriving at Broadway & 4th Av via Miramar College Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Oakland to San Diego, including transfers.