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

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Recommended option

Tram  •  35 min

  1. Take the tram from Washington St Station to Grossmont Transit Center Sycuan Green Line

$3

7 alternative options

Line 992 bus, tram  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 992 bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & Front St 992
  2. Take the tram from City College Station to La Mesa Blvd Station Orange Line

$5 - $6

Line 10 bus, line 852 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 10 bus from Pacific Hwy & Witherby St to University Av & College Av 10
  2. Take the line 852 bus from University Av & College Av to Allison Av & Palm Av 852

$4 - $6

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa 13.6 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa 13.6 miles

$1 - $2

Towncar  •  16 min

  1. Take a town car from San Diego Airport to La Mesa 13.6 miles

$70 - $100

Shuttle  •  16 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego Airport to La Mesa

$16 - $75

Uber  •  16 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa 13.6 miles

$18 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa is to taxi which costs $50 - $60 and takes 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa. However, there are services departing from Pacific Hwy & Witherby St and arriving at Allison Av & Palm Av via University Av & College Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and La Mesa is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa without a car is to tram which takes 35 min and costs $3.

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The tram from Washington St Station to Grossmont Transit Center takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Pacific Hwy & Witherby St station.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Allison Av & Palm Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa is 14 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa.

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There are 1041+ hotels available in La Mesa. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa.
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  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa via University Av & College Av in around 1 h 8 min.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Washington St Station to Grossmont Transit Center
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Tram from City College Station to La Mesa Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 to Broadway & Front St
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Pacific Hwy & Witherby St to University Av & College Av
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from University Av & College Av to Allison Av & Palm Av
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$23 - $25
Assist
$18 - $24
Español
$18 - $24
uberX
$18 - $24
WAV
$18 - $24
UberXL
$28 - $40
Select
$40 - $55
Black
$55 - $75
UberSUV
$70 - $95
Taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to La Mesa
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Diego Airport to La Mesa
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to La Mesa
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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