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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Del Mar by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...

$4 - $40

4 alternative options

Line 30 bus, line 101 bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 30 bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 30 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Gilman Dr & Myers Dr to Camino Del Mar & 15th St 101

$4

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego to Del Mar 20.4 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Del Mar 20.4 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego to Del Mar 20.4 miles

$27 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Del Mar is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Del Mar is to taxi which costs $70 - $85 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Del Mar. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 1st Av and arriving at Camino Del Mar & 15th St via Gilman Dr & Myers Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Del Mar is 18 miles. The road distance is 20.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Del Mar without a car is to train which takes 54 min and costs $3 - $40.

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It takes approximately 54 min to get from San Diego to Del Mar, including transfers.

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San Diego to Del Mar bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Broadway & 1st Av station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Del Mar is to train which takes 54 min and costs $3 - $40. Alternatively, you can line 30 bus and line 101 bus, which costs $4 - $5 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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San Diego to Del Mar bus services, operated by North County Transit, arrive at Camino Del Mar & 15th St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Del Mar is 20 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from San Diego to Del Mar.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Del Mar.
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  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Del Mar every 2 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 35 min. North County Transit also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Del Mar via Gilman Dr & Myers Dr in around 2 h 6 min.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Solana Beach Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Gilman Dr & Myers Dr to Camino Del Mar & 15th St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego to Del Mar
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$25 - $35
Assist
$27 - $35
Español
$27 - $35
uberX
$27 - $35
WAV
$27 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$55 - $75
Black
$80 - $110
UberSUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from San Diego to Del Mar
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net

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