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

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Fly to Flagstaff  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Flagstaff (FLG) SAN - FLG

$144 - $260

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az 6318
  2. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Flagstaff, Az 1364 / ...

$60 - $145

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Fly to Phoenix, shuttle  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Phoenix (PHX) SAN - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to NAU Dome

$147 - $352

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Greyhound Station, Phoenix Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tempe to Flagstaff FlixBus

$67 - $104

Train  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station Southwest Chief

$105 - $285

Drive  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Flagstaff 491.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Flagstaff is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Flagstaff is to fly which costs $140 - $260 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Flagstaff. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Flagstaff, Az via Phoenix, Az. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Flagstaff station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Flagstaff Amtrak Station via Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 56 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Flagstaff is 361 miles. The road distance is 491.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Flagstaff without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from San Diego to Flagstaff, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $140 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 11 h, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 12 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Flagstaff.
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  • Distance: 361.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Flagstaff every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Flagstaff via Phoenix, Az in around 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
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 Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Flagstaff, Az
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Greyhound Station, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tempe to Flagstaff
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Flagstaff bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Flagstaff, Az station.

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Flagstaff is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 8:17 AM in San Diego and 9:17 AM in Flagstaff.

San Diego to Flagstaff train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Flagstaff Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Flagstaff is 491 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to drive from San Diego to Flagstaff.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Flagstaff Airport.

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

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There are 113+ hotels available in Flagstaff. Prices start at $50 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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