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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 14m

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

$79 - $121

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Night bus, line 211 bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Irvine Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 211 bus from Irvine Station-Dock 6 to Goldenwest Trans Ctr Dock 6 211

$4 - $14

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Bus, line 560 bus  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Locust-Main 560

$19 - $48

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Huntington Beach 93.3 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, line 121 bus, line 1 bus  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 121 bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se
  3. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main

$114 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach is to night bus and line 211 bus which costs $4 - $14 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Huntington Beach. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Orange-Main via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 and Golden West-Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between San Diego and Huntington Beach is 82 miles. The road distance is 93.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs $75 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus and line 560 bus, which costs $19 - $50 and takes 3h 52m.

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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 Huntington Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Locust-Main station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach.
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  • Distance: 81.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Huntington Beach every 2 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 1h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Huntington Beach via Santa Ana, Ca, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Locust-Main, and Golden West-Main in around 3h 52m.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Locust-Main
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Irvine Station-Dock 6 to Goldenwest Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Pacific Coast-Main
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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 Irvine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Huntington Beach is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from San Diego to Huntington Beach.

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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 825+ hotels available in Huntington Beach. Prices start at $79 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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