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

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Fly  •  3h 10m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fresno (FAT) SAN - FAT

$89 - $314

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca 1420 / ...

$44 - $106

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Fresno 498 Sacramento / ...

$50

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Fresno 341.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Fresno is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Fresno is to fly which costs $85 - $320 and takes 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Fresno. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Fresno, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 23m.

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The distance between San Diego and Fresno is 317 miles. The road distance is 341.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Fresno without a car is to bus which takes 8h 23m and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from San Diego to Fresno, including transfers.

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San Diego to Fresno 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 Fresno is to fly which takes 3h 10m and costs $85 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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San Diego to Fresno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Fresno, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Fresno.
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  • Distance: 317.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Fresno 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles, Ca in around 8h 23m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 55m
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
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Bus from San Ysidro to Fresno
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
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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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Fresno is 341 miles. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from San Diego to Fresno.

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Diego Airport to Fresno Airport.

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

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There are 74+ hotels available in Fresno. Prices start at $57 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 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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