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

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $72

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Bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...

$19 - $44

4 alternative options

Train, line 460 bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station 460

$36 - $71

Bus, line 460 bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station 460

$22 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Downey 110.4 miles

$10 - $16

Fly, tram  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Blue Line
  3. Take the tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line to Lakewood Blvd Station

$114 - $356

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Downey. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Telegraph / Lakewood via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Downey is 102 miles. The road distance is 110.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Downey without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from San Diego to Downey, including transfers.

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San Diego to Downey 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 Downey is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to Downey bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Downey is 110 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from San Diego to Downey.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Downey.
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  • Distance: 102.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Downey every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 22 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Downey every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 22 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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Blue Line
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro Green Line to Lakewood Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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There are 1507+ hotels available in Downey. Prices start at $84 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 9 min and costs .

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