There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Ethiopia by plane, 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.

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Fly San Diego to Addis Ababa  •  22h

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Addis Ababa (ADD) SAN - ADD

$552 - $1,502

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Train to Los Angeles, fly to Addis Ababa  •  25h 4m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Addis Ababa (ADD) LAX - ADD

$439 - $1,004

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Fly San Diego to Awasa  •  29h 21m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Awasa (AWA) SAN - AWA

$502 - $1,502

Fly San Diego to Dire Dawa  •  26h 39m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Dire Dawa (DIR) SAN - DIR

$552 - $1,602

Fly San Diego to Gonder  •  27h 7m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Gonder (GDQ) SAN - GDQ

$652 - $1,802

Fly San Diego to Bahar Dar, drive  •  30h 39m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Bahar Dar (BJR) SAN - BJR
  2. Drive from Bahar Dar to Gonder

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Ethiopia is to train and fly which costs $430 - $1,000 and takes 25h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Ethiopia is to fly which costs $550 - $1,500 and takes 22h.

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The distance between San Diego and Ethiopia is 14596 km.

It takes approximately 22h to get from San Diego to Ethiopia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Addis Ababa Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h 35m and has one stopover.

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Ethiopia is 11h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 2:44 AM in San Diego and 1:44 PM in Ethiopia.

United Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Canada offer flights from San Diego Airport to Addis Ababa Airport.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Ethiopia.
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  • Distance: 14595.9 km
  • Duration: 22h

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

Lufthansa, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Addis Ababa 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via Washington Dulles, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via Chicago O'Hare, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via London Heathrow, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via London Heathrow, Rome, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Awasa via London Heathrow, Brussels, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via Washington Dulles, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via Chicago O'Hare, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via London Heathrow, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via London Heathrow, Brussels, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Dire Dawa via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Gonder via Washington Dulles, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Gonder via Washington Dulles, Addis Ababa, Lalibela
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Gonder via London Heathrow, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Flights from San Diego to Gonder via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
30h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Diego to Gonder via Chicago O'Hare, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
30h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via Washington Dulles, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via Chicago O'Hare, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via London Heathrow, Milan Malpensa, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via London Heathrow, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Bahar Dar via London Heathrow, Brussels, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Toronto, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Toronto, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
22h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Toronto, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Toronto, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
22h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Diego to Addis Ababa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
23h 47m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
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 Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70

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