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There are 4 ways to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 57m

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

$52 - $212

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Bus  •  25h 45m

  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 / ...

$120 - $166

Train  •  34h 48m

  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 Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$149 - $213

Drive  •  18h 23m

  1. Drive from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) 1092.8 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to fly which costs $50 - $220 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to fly which costs $50 - $220 and takes 3h 57m.

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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 & 2nd Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 45m.

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The distance between Portland and San Diego Airport (SAN) is 936 miles. The road distance is 1092.8 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 45m and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m 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 57m and costs $50 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $170 and takes 25h 45m, you could also train, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 34h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 24m.

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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 57m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and five 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 & 2nd Av in around 25h 45m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Premium
$360 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Business Seat
$250 - $360
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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
$95 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $140
Flexible
$140 - $210
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN) is 1093 miles. It takes approximately 18h 23m to drive from Portland to San Diego Airport (SAN).

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

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There are 1153+ hotels available in San Diego Airport (SAN). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 33 min and costs $3.

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