There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Cupertino by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to San Jose, line 81 bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to Wolfe & Stevens Creek

$81 - $336

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from La Jolla to San Jose FlixBus

$19 - $32

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Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain

$84 - $330

Fly to Oakland, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak

$113 - $406

Train, bus  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

$69 - $127

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Gilroy Caltrain Station to 1St & Santa Clara 68 / ...

$52 - $140

Train  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Coast Starlight

$102 - $268

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Cupertino 469.5 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Cupertino. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 1st Av and arriving at Miller & Richwood via La Jolla and Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 14 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Cupertino is 423 miles. The road distance is 469.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cupertino without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from San Diego to Cupertino, including transfers.

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San Diego to Cupertino bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from La Jolla station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cupertino is to bus which takes 12 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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San Diego to Cupertino bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Cupertino is 470 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from San Diego to Cupertino.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Cupertino.
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  • Distance: 423.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from San Diego to Cupertino 5 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $27 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Cupertino via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station, Santa Clara & Montgomery, Santa Clara & 2Nd, and 2Nd & Santa Clara in around 15 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Santa Clara Caltrain Station to Wolfe & Stevens Creek
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Bus from Gilroy Caltrain Station to 1St & Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
vta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from La Jolla to San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
flixbus.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, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Gilroy, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Monterey / Gilroy Train Station to E San Fernando / 1st Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org

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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 .

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