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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Gila Bend by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Maricopa
  3. Take a taxi from Maricopa to Gila Bend

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Bus via Phoenix

  1. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station
  2. Take the bus from Desert Sky TC to Gila Bend Family Resource Center

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ
  2. Take the bus from Desert Sky TC to Gila Bend Family Resource Center

Drive

  1. Drive from San Diego to Gila Bend

Fly to Phoenix, bus

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Phoenix (PHX)
  2. Take the bus from Desert Sky TC to Gila Bend Family Resource Center

Fly to Tucson, train, taxi

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tucson (TUS)
  2. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak Station to Maricopa
  3. Take a taxi from Maricopa to Gila Bend

San Diego to Gila Bend by tram and bus

The journey time between San Diego and Gila Bend is around 13h 2m and covers a distance of around 453 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 37m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 42m. Operated by San Diego Metro Transit, Flixbus USA and Valley Metro, the San Diego to Gila Bend service departs from Santa Fe Depot and arrives in Gila Bend Family Resource Center. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 24m
Layover time:
2h 37m
Total time:
13h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 42m
Journey distance:
453 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$23
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
23:13
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Diego to Gila Bend tram and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Gila Bend is to bus via Phoenix which costs $23 - $40 and takes 13h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Gila Bend is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Gila Bend. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 5th Av and arriving at Gila Bend Family Resource Center via San Diego, CA, 67th Av & Indian School Rd and Desert Sky TC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 59m.

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The distance between San Diego and Gila Bend is 260 miles. The road distance is 287.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Gila Bend without a car is to train and taxi which takes 12h 28m and costs $170 - $240.

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It takes approximately 12h 28m to get from San Diego to Gila Bend, including transfers.

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San Diego to Gila Bend bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Diego, CA station.

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

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San Diego to Gila Bend bus services, operated by Valley Metro, arrive at Gila Bend Family Resource Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Gila Bend is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from San Diego to Gila Bend.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Gila Bend.
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  • Distance: 260.1 miles
  • Duration: 12h 28m

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Gila Bend via Old Town Station, San Diego Old Town, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station, 44th St Sky Train Station, 44th St & Thomas Rd, Thomas Rd & 44th St, and Desert Sky TC in around 13h 6m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Los Angeles to Maricopa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Tucson Amtrak Station to Maricopa
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Old Town to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Valley Metro
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Bus from Desert Sky TC to Gila Bend Family Resource Center
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$0 - $1
Website
Valley Metro
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Other operators
Taxi from Maricopa to Gila Bend
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Gila Bend. Prices start at $100 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 15 min and costs $1 - $5.

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