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There are 5 ways to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) 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.

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Fly from Portland  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Diego (SAN) PDX - SAN

$112 - $452

4 alternative options

Train to Seattle, fly  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Diego (SAN) SEA - SAN

$138 - $483

Bus  •  25h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$113 - $279

Train  •  34h 25m

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$189 - $529

Drive  •  18h 14m

  1. Drive from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) 1091.8 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to fly which costs $110 - $460 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN). However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 via Los Angeles, Ca and Broadway & State St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 48m.

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The distance between Portland and San Diego Airport (SAN) is 936 miles. The road distance is 1091.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) without a car is to bus which takes 25h 48m and costs $110 - $280.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN), including transfers.

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Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.

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The best way to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to fly which takes 3h 55m and costs $110 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $280 and takes 25h 48m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 34h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN).
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  • Distance: 936.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and San Diego Airport (SAN), USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) via Los Angeles, Ca, San Diego, Ca, and Broadway & State St in around 25h 48m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Portland Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
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
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 Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is 1092 miles. It takes approximately 18h 14m to drive from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN).

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Delta, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1079+ hotels available in San Diego Airport (SAN). Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35m and costs $3.

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