There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to San Diego by plane, 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 from Philadelphia  •  7 h 40 min

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

$180 - $441

8 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  8 h 21 min

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

$225 - $772

Train to Newark, fly  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 30 min

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

$256 - $677

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  10 h 2 min

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

$296 - $753

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  2 days 18 h

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

$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 0 h

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

$440 - $1,315

Drive  •  43 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to San Diego 2751 miles

$260 - $390

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to San Diego via Washington Union Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, 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 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Diego via Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
41 h 44 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and San Diego is 3811 km. The road distance is 4402 km.

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to San Diego is to fly which costs $180 - $450 and takes 7 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to San Diego is to fly which takes 7 h 40 min and costs $180 - $450.

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

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Philadelphia to San Diego, including transfers.