There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Los Angeles by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...

$10 - $40

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$30 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles 121.3 miles

$11 - $18

Fly  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX

$108 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Los Angeles is 112 miles. The road distance is 121.3 miles.

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The bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Los Angeles every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
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Plus
$10 - $15
Platinum
$16 - $21
Ejecutivo
$17 - $24

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