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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Long Beach by bus, train, tram, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca 9454 / ...

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, tram  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station Metro A Line

$35 - $47

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Long Beach 106.8 miles

$10 - $16

Fly, tram  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station

$60 - $269

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Long Beach is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Long Beach is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Long Beach, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Long Beach station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at 1st Street Station via Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines and 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between San Diego and Long Beach is 94 miles. The road distance is 106.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Long Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs $17 - $25.

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The bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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San Diego to Long Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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

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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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Map of how to get from San Diego to Long Beach.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego, Ca to Long Beach, Ca every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Greyhound Mexico also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $180
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 Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station - Metro A Line to 1st Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
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 Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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San Diego to Long Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Long Beach, Ca station.

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San Diego to Long Beach train services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at 1st Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Long Beach is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from San Diego to Long Beach.

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

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Book your San Diego to Long Beach bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Long Beach. Prices start at $100 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 14 min and costs $2 - $5.

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