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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by plane or car

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Fly San Diego to El Paso, drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to El Paso (ELP) SAN - ELP
  2. Drive from El Paso to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

$136 - $404

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Fly San Diego to Roswell, drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Roswell (ROW) SAN - ROW
  2. Drive from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

$171 - $768

Fly San Diego to Carlsbad  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Carlsbad (CNM) SAN - CNM

$217 - $772

Fly Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez, drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Ciudad Juarez (CJS) TIJ - CJS
  2. Drive from Ciudad Juarez to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

$136 - $626

Fly San Diego to Midland/Odessa, drive  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) SAN - MAF
  2. Drive from Midland/Odessa to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

$240 - $930

Drive  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park 878 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $410 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 746 miles. The road distance is 878 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to El Paso Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 10:37 PM in San Diego and 11:37 PM in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 878 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 49 min to drive from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to El Paso Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • Distance: 746.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Boutique Air and four other airlines fly from San Diego to Carlsbad Caverns National Park hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Midland/Odessa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Midland/Odessa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Las Vegas, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Phoenix, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Dallas, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Denver, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via San Francisco, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Houston Hobby Apt, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via San Jose, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Los Angeles, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Austin, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Carlsbad via Houston, Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Roswell via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Roswell via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Roswell via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Midland/Odessa via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Midland/Odessa via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $6,000
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950

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