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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Cambridge by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Diego to Boston

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

Fly San Diego to Manchester, bus

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Manchester (MHT)
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

Fly San Diego to Providence, train

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

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Boston

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS)

Train

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Kingman
  3. Take the train from Kingman to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston

Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to New York
  3. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA

Drive

  1. Drive from San Diego to Cambridge

San Diego to Cambridge by train

14 Weekly Trains
2 days 21h Average Duration
$344 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Cambridge is to fly which costs $95 - $410 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Cambridge is to fly which costs $95 - $410 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA via Los Angeles and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Boston via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Kingman and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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The distance between San Diego and Cambridge is 2591 miles. The road distance is 3037.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 2 days 21h and costs $340 - $500.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from San Diego to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cambridge is to fly which takes 7h 7m and costs $95 - $410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $340 - $500 and takes 2 days 21h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $470 and takes 3 days 4h.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 2591.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

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

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and five other airlines fly from San Diego to Cambridge hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Cambridge via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Kingman, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Phoenix, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Phoenix, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Denver, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via St. Louis, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Phoenix, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$720 - $770
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
11h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Manchester via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Providence via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from San Diego to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Kingman
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from Kingman to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
36h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Premium
$460 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Seat
$380 - $550
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
21h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
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 to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Los Angeles to New York
Ave. Duration
2 days 18h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from New York to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 18m.

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San Diego to Cambridge bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at South Station, Boston, MA.

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Cambridge is 3h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 3:56 PM in San Diego and 6:56 PM in Cambridge.

San Diego to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Cambridge is 3037 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from San Diego to Cambridge.

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

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