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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Old Town to Encinitas Station Coaster

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Line 150 bus, line 101 bus  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the line 150 bus from 1st Av & Broadway to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 150
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Gilman Dr & Myers Dr to Highway 101 & K St 101

$6 - $15

6 alternative options

Line 992 bus, train, line 101 bus  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the line 992 bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & Pacific Hwy 992
  2. Take the train from San Diego to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & Lomas Santa Fe to Highway 101 & K St 101

$26 - $45

Line 30 bus, line 101 bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the line 30 bus from 9th Av & C St to UTC Transit Center 30 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from UTC Transit Center to Highway 101 & K St 101

$6 - $15

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas 27.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas 27.8 miles

$2 - $4

Shuttle  •  31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego Airport to Encinitas

$45 - $65

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from San Diego Airport to Encinitas 27.8 miles

$100 - $140

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The cost-effective way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas is to drive, which costs $2 - $4 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at Highway 101 & K St via 1st Av & Broadway and Gilman Dr & Myers Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Encinitas is 22 miles. The road distance is 27.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas without a car is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs $7 - $12.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas, including transfers.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from 1st Av & Broadway station.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs $7 - $12. Alternatively, you can line 150 bus and line 101 bus, which costs $5 - $15 and takes 2h 31m.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas bus services, operated by North County Transit, arrive at Highway 101 & K St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas is 28 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas.
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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 59m

What companies run services between San Diego Airport (SAN), USA and Encinitas, CA, USA?

North County Transit operates a train from San Diego - Old Town to Encinitas Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas via Broadway & 3rd Av, 1st Av & Broadway, and Gilman Dr & Myers Dr in around 2h 31m.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Old Town to Encinitas Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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 San Diego to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & Pacific Hwy
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from 1st Av & Broadway to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from 9th Av & C St to UTC Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sdmts.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Highway 101 & Lomas Santa Fe to Highway 101 & K St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus from Gilman Dr & Myers Dr to Highway 101 & K St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus from UTC Transit Center to Highway 101 & K St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to Encinitas
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Shuttle
$45 - $65
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from San Diego Airport to Encinitas
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Private
$100 - $140
Taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333

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