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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Lake Havasu City by train, taxi, bus, night bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Needles Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Needles Amtrak to Lake Havasu City

$290 - $465

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from La Jolla to Las Vegas Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ

$72 - $108

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Bus, taxi  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Barstow, Ca
  3. Take the bus from MR Barney Kelley & E Buena Vista St to G St FS Quinn 200
  4. Take a taxi from G St FS Quinn to Lake Havasu City

$254 - $344

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Lake Havasu City 317.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from San Diego, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Las Vegas (LAS) SAN - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ

$97 - $328

Train to Carlsbad, fly, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
  2. Fly from Carlsbad (CLD) to Las Vegas (LAS) CLD - LAS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ

$82 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Lake Havasu City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Lake Havasu City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Lake Havasu City is 205 miles. The road distance is 317.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Lake Havasu City without a car is to train and taxi which takes 9 h 49 min and costs $290 - $470.

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It takes approximately 9 h 49 min to get from San Diego to Lake Havasu City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Las Vegas Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Lake Havasu City is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 11:43 PM in San Diego and 12:43 AM in Lake Havasu City.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Lake Havasu City is 317 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to drive from San Diego to Lake Havasu City.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Las Vegas Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Lake Havasu City. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Lake Havasu City.
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  • Distance: 205.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 49 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Diego to Lake Havasu City. However, you can take the train to Fullerton Transportation Center, take the train to Needles Amtrak, then take the taxi to Lake Havasu City. Alternatively, you can take the bus to San Bernardino, Ca, take the bus to Barstow, Ca, take the walk to E Main St & Cal Ave, take the line 1 bus to E Buena Vista St & MR Barney Keller Ct, take the walk to MR Barney Kelley & E Buena Vista St, take the bus to G St FS Quinn, then take the taxi to Lake Havasu City.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Carlsbad to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
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 Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Needles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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 San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Barstow, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Victor Valley Transit Authority
Phone
(760) 948-3030
Email
Info@VVTA.org
Website
vvta.org
Bus from MR Barney Kelley & E Buena Vista St to G St FS Quinn
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
vvta.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from La Jolla to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Aloha Airport Express
Website
azaloha.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
azaloha.com
Commuter Services Shuttle
Website
commuterservices.net
Shuttle from Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
commuterservices.net
Other operators
Taxi from Needles Amtrak to Lake Havasu City
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260

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