There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Costa Mesa by 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

Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9486 / ...

$17 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, line 43 bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to Anaheim Tufesa
  2. Take the line 43 bus from Harbor-Chapman to Harbor-19Th 43

$11 - $27

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$31 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Costa Mesa 89.2 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Costa Mesa is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Costa Mesa is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Costa Mesa is 78 miles. The road distance is 89.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from San Diego to Costa Mesa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Costa Mesa. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Oc Fair-Yellow Gate via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Costa Mesa, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Costa Mesa hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Costa Mesa every 2 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Diego, CA to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
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gotobus.com
Plus
$9 - $14
Platinum
$14 - $19
Ejecutivo
$14 - $20
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Harbor-Chapman to Harbor-19Th
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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