There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Lancaster by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station Antelope Valley Line

$45 - $90

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Night bus, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Glendale Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Glendale station to Lancaster station Antelope Valley Line

$11 - $15

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca 6306 / ...

$35 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Lancaster 182.4 miles

$17 - $26

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station

$120 - $366

Fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Burbank (BUR) SAN - BUR
  2. Take the train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to Lancaster station

$143 - $618

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SAN - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station

$137 - $626

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Lancaster station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Lancaster station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Lancaster is 149 miles. The road distance is 182.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 6 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from San Diego to Lancaster, including transfers.

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San Diego to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Lancaster is to train which takes 6 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to Lancaster train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Lancaster is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from San Diego to Lancaster.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 148.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from San Diego to Lancaster via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and L. A. Union Station station in around 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Lancaster via Los Angeles, Ca, Palmdale, Ca, and Palmdale station in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Ontario/San Bernardino via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Ontario/San Bernardino via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Glendale station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Sylmar/San Fernando station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
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 Glendale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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