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

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Fly San Diego to El Paso  •  4 h 2 min

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

$124 - $384

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  18 h 40 min

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

$80 - $140

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Fly Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez  •  4 h 34 min

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

$125 - $620

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

$143 - $394

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to El Paso 728.3 miles

$70 - $110

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

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to El Paso is to fly which costs $120 - $390 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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

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

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The distance between San Diego and El Paso is 631 miles. The road distance is 728.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to El Paso without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 25 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from San Diego to El Paso, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to El Paso train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to El Paso is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $120 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 17 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $400 and takes 20 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to El Paso.
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  • Distance: 630.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

Southwest Airlines 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 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h
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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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

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 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to El Paso Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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San Diego to El Paso bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at El Paso, Tx station.

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El Paso is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 12:44 AM in San Diego and 1:44 AM in El Paso.

San Diego to El Paso train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at El Paso Union Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to El Paso is 728 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from San Diego to El Paso.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to El Paso Airport.

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Book your San Diego to El Paso bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 119+ hotels available in El Paso. Prices start at $45 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 $2 - $3.

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