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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Burbank Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA, line 94 bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Hill / 5th to Hollywood Way / Thornton 94 / ...

$21 - $46

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Mexico, line 94 bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Hill / 5th to Hollywood Way / Thornton 94 / ...

$45 - $63

Train via L. A. Union Station station  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner

$38 - $81

Night bus  •  4h

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Burbank Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) 134.5 miles

$13 - $19

Fly to Burbank  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Burbank (BUR) SAN - BUR

$132 - $602

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Burbank Airport – South

$107 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 21m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Burbank Amtrak. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Burbank Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between San Diego and Burbank Airport (BUR) is 124 miles. The road distance is 134.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) without a car is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs $30 - $80.

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The train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Burbank Amtrak takes 3h 22m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) 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 Burbank Airport (BUR) is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus and line 94 bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 4h 16m, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $600 and takes 4h 29m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR).
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  • Distance: 123.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Burbank Airport (BUR), USA?

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) via Los Angeles, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Grand, and Hill / 5th in around 4h 16m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Burbank Airport – South
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Hill / 5th to Hollywood Way / Thornton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Burbank Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Burbank Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Hollywood Way / Thornton station.

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San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Burbank Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR) is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from San Diego to Burbank Airport (BUR).

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Diego Airport to Burbank Airport.

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There are 2282+ hotels available in Burbank Airport (BUR). Prices start at $109 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 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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