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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, line 408 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Old Town Transportation Center to Solana Beach Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the line 408 bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Paseo Delicias & Via De La Valle 308 / ...

$6 - $44

6 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe 26.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe 26.4 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from San Diego Airport to Rancho Santa Fe 26.4 miles

$95 - $140

Shuttle  •  31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Diego Airport to Rancho Santa Fe

$16 - $75

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe 26.4 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe 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 Rancho Santa Fe is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe. However, there are services departing from Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1 and arriving at Paseo Delicias & La Fremontia via Broadway & 5th Av and Escondido Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between San Diego Airport (SAN) and Rancho Santa Fe is 20 miles. The road distance is 26.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe without a car is to train and line 408 bus which takes 2 h 17 min and costs $5 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe, including transfers.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Broadway & 5th Av station.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Escondido Transit Center station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe.
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  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

San Diego Metro Transit operates a bus from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Old Town Transportation Center to Solana Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Room
$120 - $180
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Old Town to Solana Beach Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Solana Beach Station Bus Loop to Paseo Delicias & Via De La Valle
Ave. Duration
48 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 Rancho Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$30 - $45
Assist
$30 - $45
Español
$30 - $45
uberX
$30 - $45
WAV
$30 - $45
UberXL
$50 - $65
Select
$70 - $90
Black
$100 - $130
UberSUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from San Diego Airport (SAN) to Rancho Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from San Diego Airport to Rancho Santa Fe
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Shuttle from San Diego Airport to Rancho Santa Fe
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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