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

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Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $80

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Bus  •  4h 35m

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

$20 - $47

4 alternative options

Train via L. A. Union Station station  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner

$37 - $80

Night bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Glendale 127.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, train  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Glendale station

$106 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Glendale is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Glendale is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Glendale Amtrak. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Glendale Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between San Diego and Glendale is 118 miles. The road distance is 127.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Glendale without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs $30 - $80.

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The train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak takes 3h 12m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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San Diego to Glendale 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 Glendale is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 4h 35m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Glendale.
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  • Distance: 117.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Glendale 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3h 12m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Glendale hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Glendale station
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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.

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
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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San Diego to Glendale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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San Diego to Glendale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Glendale Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Glendale is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from San Diego to Glendale.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 2318+ hotels available in Glendale. Prices start at $99 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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