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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon by bus, train, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego Mission Valley to Las Vegas Strip FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ

$82 - $144

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$135 - $340

Bus, shuttle  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Las Vegas @ Excalibur Tijuana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center Las Vegas-Grand Canyon

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Grand-Canyon 555.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Flagstaff, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Flagstaff (FLG) SAN - FLG
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon

$162 - $292

Fly to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Las Vegas (LAS) SAN - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $300 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Grand-Canyon. However, there are services departing from 4th Av & Broadway and arriving at Grand Canyon, AZ via Fashion Valley Transit Center, San Diego Mission Valley, Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace and Las Vegas, NV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Grand-Canyon is 370 miles. The road distance is 555.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 15 h to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon, including transfers.

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San Diego to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Diego Mission Valley station.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Bundu Bus, arrive at Grand Canyon, AZ station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Grand-Canyon is 556 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to drive from San Diego to Grand-Canyon.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon.
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  • Distance: 370.1 miles
  • Duration: 15 h

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Grand-Canyon, AZ, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Grand-Canyon via Fashion Valley Transit Center, Camino De La Reina & Michaels, San Diego Mission Valley, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace, Las Vegas @ Excalibur, Las Vegas, NV, and Grand Canyon, AZ in around 15 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Mission Valley to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bundu Bus
Website
bundubus.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
bundubus.com
Book at
bundubus.com
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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Arizona Shuttle
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Arizona Shuttle
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tijuana to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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GotoBus
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Flagstaff Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Grand-Canyon. 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 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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