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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Fontana by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 14 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the line 14 bus from E St @ 4th St Nb Fs to Fontana Metrolink 14

$19 - $40

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Train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner / ...
  2. Take the train from Oceanside station to San Bernardino-Downtown station Inland Empire - OC

$18 - $66

3 alternative options

Bus, line 10 bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Bernardino Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 6:35 / ...
  2. Take the line 10 bus from G Street @ 6th Street Nb Fs to Fontana Metrolink 10

$43 - $59

Train via Los Angeles Union Station  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Fontana station San Bernardino Line

$42 - $86

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Fontana 108.5 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Fontana is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Fontana is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Fontana. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Fontana Metrolink via E St @ 4th St Nb Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Fontana station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Fontana station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Fontana is 97 miles. The road distance is 108.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Fontana without a car is to bus and line 14 bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $18 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from San Diego to Fontana, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Fontana 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 Fontana is to bus and line 14 bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $18 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $17 - $70 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Fontana.
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  • Distance: 97 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Fontana via San Bernardino, Ca and E St @ 4th St Nb Fs in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Fontana via Oceanside Amtrak Station, Oceanside station, San Bernardino-Downtown station, and San Bernardino Transit Center in around 5 h 31 min.

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
59 min
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
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Fontana station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
OmniTrans
Phone
1-800-9-OMNIBUS
Website
omnitrans.org
Bus from E St @ 4th St Nb Fs to Fontana Metrolink
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
omnitrans.org
Bus from G Street @ 6th Street Nb Fs to Fontana Metrolink
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
omnitrans.org
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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San Diego to Fontana bus services, operated by OmniTrans, arrive at Fontana Metrolink station.

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San Diego to Fontana train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Fontana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Fontana is 109 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from San Diego to Fontana.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Fontana. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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