There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach by train, night bus, bus 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

Train  •  2 h 21 min

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

$79 - $121

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Pacific Coast-1St 1

$4 - $14

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Pacific Coast-1St 1

$31 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Huntington Beach 93.3 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Huntington Beach. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Pacific Coast-1St via Camino Capistrano-Ortega and Pacific Coast-Del Obispo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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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 2 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach, including transfers.

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San Diego to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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San Diego to Huntington Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Pacific Coast-1St station.

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

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There are 730+ hotels available in Huntington Beach. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Huntington Beach.
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  • Distance: 81.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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 2 h 1 min.

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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
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
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Pacific Coast-1St
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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