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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Escondido by bus, train, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...

$2 - $3

4 alternative options

Train, tram  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center Sprinter

$4 - $45

Taxi  •  32m

  1. Take a taxi from San Diego to Escondido 30.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Escondido 30.8 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  32m

  1. Take an Uber from San Diego to Escondido 30.8 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Escondido is to bus which costs $2 - $3 and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Escondido is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Broadway & 5th Av and arriving at Escondido Transit Center. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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The distance between San Diego and Escondido is 28 miles. The road distance is 30.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Escondido without a car is to bus which takes 1h 13m and costs $2 - $3.

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The bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center takes 1h 13m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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San Diego to Escondido bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Broadway & 5th Av station.

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San Diego to Escondido bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Escondido Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Escondido is 31 miles. It takes approximately 32m to drive from San Diego to Escondido.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Escondido. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Escondido.
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  • Distance: 28.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

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

San Diego Metro Transit operates a bus from San Diego to Escondido every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 1h 13m. Greyhound Mexico also services this route twice daily.

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 Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Escondido
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Uber San Diego
Website
uber.com
Towncar from San Diego to Escondido
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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uber.com
UberPool
$30 - $45
Assist
$35 - $50
Español
$35 - $50
uberX
$35 - $50
WAV
$35 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $75
Select
$80 - $110
Black
$110 - $150
UberSUV
$140 - $190
Taxi from San Diego to Escondido
Ave. Duration
32m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Orange Cab
Phone
+1 619-291-3333
Website
orangecabsandiego.net

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