There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Denver by plane, 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

Fly to Denver  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Denver (DEN) SAN - DEN

$91 - $292

5 alternative options

Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Colorado Springs (COS) SAN - COS
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO

$162 - $570

Bus  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
  3. Take the bus from Frisco to Denver, Co

$119 - $305

Bus via Barstow  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Barstow
  2. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Frisco
  3. Take the bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Union Station

$106 - $272

Train, bus  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Raton Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Raton to Colorado Springs, Co
  4. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co

$203 - $575

Drive  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Denver 1101.2 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Denver is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Denver is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $90 - $300.

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The distance between San Diego and Denver is 1341 km. The road distance is 1762 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from San Diego to Denver, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Denver. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Denver, Co via Los Angeles, Ca and Frisco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 45 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Denver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Denver via Los Angeles, Ca and Frisco in around 26 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Greyhound USA
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Frisco to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Barstow, Ca to Frisco
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Bus from Raton to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Barstow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$12 - $18
Platinum
$19 - $25
Ejecutivo
$20 - $29

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