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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Apple Valley by train, bus, night bus or car

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  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center Southwest Chief

$71 - $147

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from La Jolla to San Bernardino FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from SB Transit Center to Lorene-7th Dock 9 15

$13 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from SB Transit Center to Lorene-7th Dock 9 15

$21 - $46

Train, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Oceanside station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
  3. Take the bus from SB Transit Center to Lorene-7th Dock 9 15

$19 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Apple Valley 154.3 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Apple Valley is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Apple Valley is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Apple Valley. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Navajo Rd & Powhatan Rd via Sbx- E St @ Court Sb Fs, SB Transit Center and Lorene-7th Dock 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Apple Valley is 124 miles. The road distance is 154.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Apple Valley without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $70 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from San Diego to Apple Valley, including transfers.

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San Diego to Apple Valley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Apple Valley is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $70 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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San Diego to Apple Valley bus services, operated by Victor Valley Transit Authority, arrive at Lorene-7th Dock 9 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Apple Valley is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from San Diego to Apple Valley.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Apple Valley.
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  • Distance: 124.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Apple Valley, CA, USA?

You can take a train from San Diego to Apple Valley via Fullerton Transportation Center and Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Apple Valley via San Bernardino, Ca, Sbx- E St @ Court Sb Fs, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Sb Fs, SB Transit Center, Lorene-7th Dock 9, and Lorene-7th Dock 6 in around 6 h 4 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Victor Valley Transit Authority
Phone
(760) 948-3030
Email
Info@VVTA.org
Website
vvta.org
Bus from SB Transit Center to Lorene-7th Dock 9
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
vvta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from La Jolla to San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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