There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Boston by plane, bus, train 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

Fly to Boston  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Boston (BOS) SAN - BOS

$154 - $708

5 alternative options

Fly to Manchester, bus  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Manchester (MHT) SAN - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$209 - $358

Fly to Providence, train  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Providence (PVD) SAN - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak

$244 - $434

Train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak

$430 - $1,305

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma

$288 - $753

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from San Diego to Boston 3043.3 miles

$290 - $430

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and seven other airlines fly from San Diego to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Boston via Fullerton Transportation Center and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,100
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 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 Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 17 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $430
Flexible
$500 - $650
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Boston is 4150 km. The road distance is 4869 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 6 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Boston is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $150 - $750.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Boston. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Boston South Station Amtrak via Fullerton Transportation Center and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Boston. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Boston, Ma via San Bernardino, Ca and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from San Diego to Boston, including transfers.