There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Boston by plane, bus, train, ferry or car

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Fly to Boston  •  6 h 52 min

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

$154 - $708

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  9 h 40 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 Worcester, bus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Worcester (ORH) SAN - ORH
  2. Take the bus from Worcester, Ma to Boston, Ma

$245 - $878

Fly to Providence, train  •  10 h 24 min

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

$191 - $434

Fly to Hyannis, bus  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Hyannis (HYA) SAN - HYA
  2. Take the bus from Barnstable Municipal Airport to Boston South Station

$376 - $1,324

Fly to Provincetown, ferry  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Provincetown (PVC) SAN - PVC
  2. Take the ferry from MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA

$353 - $464

Train  •  2 days 20 h

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

$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 Newark, Nj
  3. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston, MA

$285 - $728

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from San Diego to Boston 3043.3 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Boston is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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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 Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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

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The distance between San Diego and Boston is 2594 miles. The road distance is 3043.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Boston without a car is to train which takes 2 days 20 h and costs $430 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from San Diego to Boston, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Boston is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $150 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $430 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 20 h, you could also bus, which costs $280 - $750 and takes 3 days 1 h.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Boston.
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  • Distance: 2593.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and six 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 in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Phoenix, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Worcester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Washington Dulles, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Baltimore, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Chicago Midway, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Newark, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Las Vegas, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Phoenix, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Boston, Nantucket
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via New York JFK, Nantucket
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Washington Dulles, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Baltimore, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Boston, Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Chicago Midway, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Newark, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Hyannis via Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Las Vegas, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Provincetown via Phoenix, Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Worcester via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 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 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 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 Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, 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
8 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 Santa Fe Depot 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
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 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 to Boston South Station
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

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 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 Worcester, Ma to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
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 Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 days 16 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $420
Flexible
$500 - $650
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Worcester, MA - Union Station to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Barnstable Municipal Airport to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
Ferry operators
Bay State Cruise Company
Phone
+1 617-748-1428
Website
baystatecruisecompany.com
Ferry from MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA to World Trade Center Pier, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
baystatecruisecompany.com
Boston Harbor Cruises
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 26 min.

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San Diego to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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Boston is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:50 AM in San Diego and 8:50 AM in Boston.

San Diego to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Boston is 3043 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 0 h to drive from San Diego to Boston.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 762+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $138 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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