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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 42 min

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

$4

Cheapest option

Line 30 bus, line 101 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 30 bus from Pacific Hwy & 4137 to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 30 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Gilman Dr & Myers Dr to Highway 101 & K St 101

$4

5 alternative options

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

Towncar  •  31 min

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

$100 - $140

Shuttle  •  31 min

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

$16 - $75

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas 27.8 miles

$35 - $45

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The cheapest 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 Pacific Hwy & 4137 and arriving at Highway 101 & K St via Gilman Dr & Myers Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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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 1 h 42 min and costs $5.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min 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 Pacific Hwy & 4137 station.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $5. Alternatively, you can line 30 bus and line 101 bus, which costs $4 - $5 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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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: 1 h 42 min

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

North County Transit operates a train from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas every 2 hours. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas via Gilman Dr & Myers Dr in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Old Town to Encinitas Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Gilman Dr & Myers Dr to Highway 101 & K St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$30 - $45
Assist
$35 - $45
Español
$35 - $45
uberX
$35 - $45
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $70
Select
$75 - $95
Black
$100 - $140
UberSUV
$130 - $170
Taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Encinitas
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Diego Airport to Encinitas
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to Encinitas
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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