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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Laughlin by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Needles Amtrak Southwest Chief

$210 - $365

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Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego Mission Valley to Las Vegas Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Bullhead City 6363

$37 - $74

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Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Laughlin 345.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from San Diego, bus  •  5 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 Laughlin, NV

$76 - $308

Train to Carlsbad, fly, bus  •  6 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 Laughlin, NV

$61 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Laughlin is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Laughlin is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $310 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Laughlin. However, there are services departing from 4th Av & Broadway and arriving at Bullhead City via Fashion Valley Transit Center, San Diego Mission Valley, BTC Bay #10 and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Laughlin is 227 miles. The road distance is 345.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Laughlin without a car is to train which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $210 - $370.

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It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to get from San Diego to Laughlin, including transfers.

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San Diego to Laughlin bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Diego Mission Valley station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Laughlin is to train which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $210 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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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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San Diego to Laughlin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bullhead City station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Laughlin.
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  • Distance: 226.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from San Diego to Laughlin via Fullerton Amtrak Station and Needles Amtrak in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Laughlin via Fashion Valley Transit Center, Camino De La Reina & Michaels, San Diego Mission Valley, Las Vegas Downtown, BTC Bay #10, Bonanza @ Bruce, and Las Vegas, Nv in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
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 Amtrak Station
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 Amtrak Station 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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Mission Valley to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Las Vegas, Nv to Bullhead City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Aloha Airport Express
Website
azaloha.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV to Laughlin, NV
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
azaloha.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Laughlin is 345 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from San Diego to Laughlin.

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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 18+ hotels available in Laughlin. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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