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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to House on the Rock by plane, bus, car or train

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 Madison, bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Madison (MSN) SAN - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison to Dodgeville, WI

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Portage
  4. Drive from Portage to House on the Rock

5 alternative options

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  10h 51m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Milwaukee (MKE) SAN - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Mitchell Airport to Madison, WI-Lake St.
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Dodgeville, WI

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus, drive  •  12h 24m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SAN - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Dubuque, Ia
  3. Drive from Dubuque, Ia to House on the Rock

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SAN - ORD
  2. Take the bus from O'Hare Multi-Modal Facility to Madison, WI-Lake St.
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Dodgeville, WI

Bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot, CA to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana Bus Stop to Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminal to St Louis Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from St Louis Bus Station to Chicago Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison
  6. Take the bus from Madison to Dodgeville, WI 122

Drive  •  31h 16m

  1. Drive from San Diego to House on the Rock 2015.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to House on the Rock is to fly and bus and drive which costs $170 - $600 and takes 12h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from San Diego to House on the Rock is to fly and bus which takes 9h 58m and costs $260 - $550.

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The distance between San Diego and House on the Rock is 1748 miles. The road distance is 2015.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to House on the Rock without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 9h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 58m to get from San Diego to House on the Rock, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to House on the Rock is 2015 miles. It takes approximately 31h 16m to drive from San Diego to House on the Rock.

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There are 10+ hotels available in House on the Rock. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to House on the Rock.
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  • Distance: 1747.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 58m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and House on the Rock, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to House on the Rock via Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Santa Ana Bus Stop, Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminal, St Louis Bus Station, Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Union Station, Madison, Madison, and Dodgeville, WI in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $530
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $530
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $530
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from San Diego to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $85
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$5 - $27
Child Coach - short notice
$17 - $28
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$15 - $50
Child Business Class - short notice
$17 - $55
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$21 - $35
Business Seat - advance purchase
$30 - $110
Business Seat - short notice
$35 - $90
Coach Seat - short notice
$16 - $85
Train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$110 - $320
Child Coach - short notice
$150 - $300
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$150 - $480
Child Business Class - short notice
$160 - $470
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$220 - $650
Business Seat - advance purchase
$300 - $950
Business Seat - short notice
$310 - $1,100
Coach Seat - short notice
$290 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to Portage
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $100
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$7 - $35
Child Coach - short notice
$22 - $35
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$18 - $60
Child Business Class - short notice
$20 - $60
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$25 - $50
Business Seat - advance purchase
$35 - $120
Business Seat - short notice
$40 - $110
Coach Seat - short notice
$21 - $100
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison to Dodgeville, WI
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Website
https://www.golamers.com/
Schedules at
https://www.golamers.com/
Badger Bus
Phone
+1 414-266-4409
Email
info@badgerbus.com
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Mitchell Airport to Madison, WI-Lake St.
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
http://www.badgerbus.com
Book at
https://www.badgerbus.com/tickets
Flixbus USA
Phone
+1 (855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to Madison
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $45
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult
$9 - $45
Burlington Trailways
Phone
+1 (319) 735-2864
Email
info@burlingtontrailways.com
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Dubuque, Ia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
https://burlingtontrailways.com
Saver Fares
$35 - $55
Flexible Fares
$50 - $75
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from O'Hare Multi-Modal Facility to Madison, WI-Lake St.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
https://www.coachusa.com/van-galder-bus-company
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI-Lake St.
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
https://www.coachusa.com/van-galder-bus-company
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Fe Depot, CA to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
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
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Ana Bus Stop to Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Bus from Las Vegas S Strip Transit Terminal to St Louis Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Bus from St Louis Bus Station to Chicago Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/

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