There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Flagstaff, bus  •  6 h 55 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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 7 min

  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

Fly to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  9 h 33 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

Fly to Phoenix, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Phoenix (PHX) SAN - PHX
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$172 - $408

Train, bus  •  15 h 59 min

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

$135 - $340

Bus, shuttle  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to Las Vegas @ Circus Circus
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus 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

Questions & Answers

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 6 h 55 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 7 min.

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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 7 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min 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 9 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Grand-Canyon.
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  • Distance: 370.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

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 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
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 Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 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 Transportation Center to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.com
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
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
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to Las Vegas @ Circus Circus
Ave. Duration
21 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Book at
Tufesa
Plus
$22 - $35
Platinum
$30 - $45
Ejecutivo
$35 - $55

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