There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to El Paso 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 San Diego to El Paso  •  4 h

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to El Paso (ELP) SAN - ELP

$124 - $384

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to El Paso Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez / ...

$80 - $140

4 alternative options

Fly Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Ciudad Juarez (CJS) TIJ - CJS

$124 - $580

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to El Paso, Tx 1454

$87 - $218

Train  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$143 - $394

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to El Paso 728.3 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and El Paso, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air and American Airlines fly from San Diego to El Paso every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to El Paso via San Bernardino, Ca in around 17 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and El Paso is 1009 km. The road distance is 1165 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to El Paso is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to El Paso is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $120 - $390.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to El Paso. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at El Paso Union Depot Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 9 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at El Paso. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from San Diego to El Paso, including transfers.