There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Denver by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 21m

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

$56 - $292

4 alternative options

Bus via Ciudad Juárez  •  22h 14m

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

$120 - $191

Bus  •  27h 40m

  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

$128 - $188

Train, bus  •  29h 12m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Raton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Raton to Denver

$174 - $250

Drive  •  17h 7m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Denver 1101.3 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Denver is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Denver is to fly which costs $55 - $300 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Denver. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Denver via El Paso, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 14m.

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The distance between San Diego and Denver is 838 miles. The road distance is 1101.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Denver without a car is to bus via Ciudad Juárez which takes 22h 14m and costs $120 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m 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 4h 21m and costs $55 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus via Ciudad Juárez, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 22h 14m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Denver.
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  • Distance: 838 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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 El Paso and El Paso, TX in around 22h 14m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Raton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $480
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $350
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from El Paso, TX to Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Bus from Raton to Denver
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $140
Flexible
$140 - $210
Bus from Frisco to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50

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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 1h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 10:24 AM in San Diego and 11:24 AM in Denver.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Denver is 1101 miles. It takes approximately 17h 7m to drive from San Diego to Denver.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Denver Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Denver bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 469+ hotels available in Denver. Prices start at $100 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 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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