There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Idyllwild-Pine Cove by bus, car or train

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. 280
  2. 217

$98 - $126

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner / ...

$11 - $56

2 alternative options

Bus via Lincoln + Florida  •  5 h 22 min

  1. 235 / ...
  2. 217

$74 - $98

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. 107.8 miles

$10 - $16

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Idyllwild-Pine Cove via Escondido Transit Center and Gilmore + Devonshire Hemet Mall in around 4 h.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from 11th Av & B St to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Gilmore + Devonshire Hemet Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Idyllwild-Pine Cove is 121 km. The road distance is 172 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Idyllwild-Pine Cove is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Idyllwild-Pine Cove is to drive which takes 1 h 59 min and costs $10 - $16.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from San Diego to Idyllwild-Pine Cove, including transfers.