There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Dana Point by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway  •  1 h 59 min

  1. 5818

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner

$29 - $60

Bus, train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. 9488 / ...
  2. Pacific Surfliner / ...

$20 - $69

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. 65.6 miles

$6 - $10

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

Amtrak operates a bus from San Diego to Dana Point once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Dana Point every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Dana Point is 97 km. The road distance is 105 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Dana Point is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 - $7 and takes 1 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Dana Point is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $6 - $10.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Dana Point. However, there are services departing from San Diego, CA and arriving at Pacific Coast-Dana Point Harbor via Camino Capistrano-Ortega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from San Diego to Dana Point, including transfers.