There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Fresno by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 6 min

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

$89 - $314

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca 6834 / ...

$44 - $105

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 36 min

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

Drive  •  5 h 43 min

  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 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Fresno is to fly which costs $85 - $320 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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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 6 h 54 min.

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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 6 h 54 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min 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 3 h 6 min and costs $85 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Fresno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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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: 3 h 6 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Fresno every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles, Ca in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Fresno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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