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

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Fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Lubbock (LBB) SAN - LBB

$200 - $876

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Big Spring Tijuana-Monterrey 1
  2. Take the bus from Big Spring, Tx to Lubbock, Tx 7260

$118 - $197

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  32 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Raton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Raton to Amarillo, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Amarillo, Tx to Lubbock, Tx

$214 - $605

Drive  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Lubbock 1045.7 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Lubbock is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 18 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Lubbock is to fly which costs $200 - $900 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Lubbock. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Lubbock, Tx via Big Spring, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 5 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Lubbock is 892 miles. The road distance is 1045.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Lubbock without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 5 min and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from San Diego to Lubbock, including transfers.

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San Diego to Lubbock bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Lubbock is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $200 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 28 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Lubbock Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Lubbock bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lubbock, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Lubbock.
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  • Distance: 891.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Lubbock hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Lubbock via Big Spring and Big Spring, Tx in around 28 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lubbock via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 Raton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Big Spring
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Big Spring, Tx to Lubbock, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Raton to Amarillo, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Amarillo, Tx to Lubbock, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Lubbock is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 7:42 PM in San Diego and 9:42 PM in Lubbock.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Lubbock is 1046 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 29 min to drive from San Diego to Lubbock.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Lubbock Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Lubbock. Prices start at $57 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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