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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) SAN - DFW

$102 - $552

Cheapest option

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) LAX - DFW

$98 - $434

5 alternative options

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Irvine Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) SNA - DFW

$150 - $502

Fly San Diego to Dallas  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Dallas (DAL) SAN - DAL

$138 - $448

Bus  •  32 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Big Spring Tijuana-Monterrey 1
  2. Take the bus from Big Spring, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx 1454 / ...

$141 - $241

Bus, train  •  40 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 19:50 / ...
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to Dallas Union Station Texas Eagle

$241 - $669

Drive  •  21 h 47 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) 1359.8 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) is to fly which costs $100 - $550 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) is to fly which costs $100 - $550 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) is 1174 miles. The road distance is 1359.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 46 min and costs $140 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW), including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) is to fly which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $100 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $250 and takes 32 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 54 min.

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Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 1:41 AM in San Diego and 3:41 AM in Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW).

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) is 1360 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 47 min to drive from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW).

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Spirit Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW).
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  • Distance: 1173.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW), USA?

American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) via Big Spring, Big Spring, Tx, Ft Worth, Tx, Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center, Centreport Station, Centreport Station, and Dfw Remote South Parking in around 32 h 46 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Santa Ana to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Dallas
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Dallas via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Dallas via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Dallas via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Irvine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
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 Yuma Amtrak to Dallas Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $480
Business Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Big Spring
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Big Spring, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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There are 264+ hotels available in Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW). Prices start at $62 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 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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