There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Denver by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Denver  •  4 h 5 min

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

$91 - $292

5 alternative options

Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$225 - $922

Bus Greyhound USA  •  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

Train, bus  •  29 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  29 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to El Paso Tijuana-Monterrey 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Paso, TX to Denver El Paso

$144 - $213

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 costs $90 - $300 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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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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The distance between San Diego and Denver is 838 miles. The road distance is 1101.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Denver without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 45 min and costs $110 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from San Diego to Denver, including transfers.

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San Diego to Denver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Denver is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $90 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 26 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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San Diego to Denver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Denver, Co station.

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Denver is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 4:25 AM in San Diego and 5:25 AM in Denver.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Denver is 1101 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 5 min to drive from San Diego to Denver.

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  • Distance: 838 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Colorado Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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 3 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
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 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
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 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
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from El Paso, TX to Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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