There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Lake Elsinore by bus, 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

Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca 9488 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Promenade Mall Ring Rd. 202

$13 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus, line 23 bus via Escondido Transit Center  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to County Center Dr 41000 @ Library 217
  3. Take the line 23 bus from County Center Dr 41000 @ Library to Palomar + Central 23

$5 - $12

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana station to North Main Corona station Inland Empire - OC

$36 - $73

Bus Greyhound USA, line 23 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Temecula, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the line 23 bus from County Center Dr 41000 @ Library to Palomar + Central 23

$16 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Lake Elsinore 76.4 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Lake Elsinore is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Lake Elsinore is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Lake Elsinore is 67 miles. The road distance is 76.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from San Diego to Lake Elsinore, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Lake Elsinore. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at LE Outlet Center @ Park N Ride via Oceanside Transit Center and Promenade Mall Ring Rd.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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The nearest airport to Lake Elsinore is Santa Ana (SNA) Airport which is 30.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (31.5 miles), Los Angeles (LAX) (65.3 miles), San Diego (SAN) (65.5 miles) and Burbank (BUR) (69.5 miles).

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Lake Elsinore.
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  • Distance: 66.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Lake Elsinore, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Lake Elsinore via Oceanside, Ca, Oceanside Transit Center, and Promenade Mall Ring Rd. in around 4 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Lake Elsinore via Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, Santa Ana station, North Main Corona station, and Corona Transit Center in around 5 h 9 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to North Main Corona station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Temecula, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Promenade Mall Ring Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from County Center Dr 41000 @ Library to Palomar + Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to County Center Dr 41000 @ Library
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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