There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to San Diego by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) PHL - SAN

$179 - $440

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Diego (SAN) BWI - SAN

$225 - $775

Train to Newark, fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) EWR - SAN

$188 - $616

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  9 h 11 min

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

$257 - $675

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Diego (SAN) IAD - SAN

$296 - $753

Train via Washington Union Station  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
  4. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$494 - $1,471

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Los Angeles, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465

$272 - $680

Train  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$440 - $1,315

Drive  •  43 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to San Diego 2751 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to San Diego is to fly which costs $170 - $440 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to San Diego is to fly which costs $170 - $440 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Washington Union Station, Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between Philadelphia and San Diego is 2382 miles. The road distance is 2751 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to San Diego without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18 h and costs $490 - $1,500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Philadelphia to San Diego, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to San Diego is to fly which takes 7 h 23 min and costs $170 - $440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $490 - $1,500 and takes 2 days 18 h, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $700 and takes 2 days 19 h.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 2381.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Union Station, Chicago Union Station, and Fullerton Transportation Center in around 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
42 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
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
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $420
Flexible
$490 - $650
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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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 28 min.

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

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San Diego is 3 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 1:16 PM in Philadelphia and 10:16 AM in San Diego.

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to San Diego is 2751 miles. It takes approximately 43 h 38 min to drive from Philadelphia to San Diego.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to San Diego Airport.

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

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There are 1099+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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