There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Encino by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Van Nuys Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$36 - $83

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 183 bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 183 bus from Glendale Transit Center to Sepulveda / Ventura 183

$3 - $6

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Bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa & 5th to LADOT Encino Park & Ride Commuter Express 423

$20 - $46

Train via Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Encino 142.5 miles

$14 - $21

Fly to Los Angeles, line 744 bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 744 bus from Van Nuys / Orange Line to Ventura / Balboa

$112 - $360

Fly to Burbank  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Burbank (BUR) SAN - BUR

$137 - $640

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Encino is to night bus and line 183 bus which costs $2 - $6 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Encino is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Encino. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at LADOT Encino Park & Ride via 7th / Decatur and Figueroa & 5th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Encino is 127 miles. The road distance is 142.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Encino without a car is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from San Diego to Encino, including transfers.

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San Diego to Encino 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 Encino is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $50 and takes 4 h 39 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $650 and takes 6 h 20 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 Encino bus services, operated by Ladot, arrive at LADOT Encino Park & Ride station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Encino.
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  • Distance: 126.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Encino 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Encino via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Figueroa / 5th, and Figueroa & 5th in around 4 h 39 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 Van Nuys Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Figueroa & 5th to LADOT Encino Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Glendale Transit Center to Sepulveda / Ventura
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Van Nuys / Orange Line to Ventura / Balboa
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Encino is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from San Diego to Encino.

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

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There are 248+ hotels available in Encino. Prices start at $95 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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