There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Manhattan by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Diego to Newark  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Newark (EWR) SAN - EWR

$54 - $390

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Fly San Diego to New York JFK  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to New York JFK (JFK) SAN - JFK

$113 - $472

Fly San Diego to New York La Guardia  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to New York La Guardia (LGA) SAN - LGA

$131 - $570

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Newark  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Newark (EWR) SNA - EWR

$132 - $560

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Newark  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark (EWR) LAX - EWR

$96 - $531

Fly San Diego to Philadelphia, train  •  9h 34m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Philadelphia (PHL) SAN - PHL
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station

$229 - $898

Train  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station

$317 - $463

Bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to New York, Ny 1684

$288 - $405

Drive  •  45h 3m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Manhattan 2820.3 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to fly which costs $50 - $390 and takes 7h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to fly which costs $50 - $390 and takes 7h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at New York, Ny via San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at 86 St via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station and 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18h.

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The distance between San Diego and Manhattan is 2444 miles. The road distance is 2820.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18h and costs $310 - $470.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from San Diego to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Manhattan 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 Manhattan is to fly which takes 7h 19m and costs $50 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $470 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also bus, which costs $280 - $410 and takes 2 days 20h.

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  • Distance: 2444.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 19m

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Manhattan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Manhattan via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, New York Penn Station, and 34 St - Penn Station in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Ctr
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
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 San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 16m.

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San Diego to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York, Ny station.

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Manhattan is 3h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 2:25 AM in San Diego and 5:25 AM in Manhattan.

San Diego to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Manhattan is 2820 miles. It takes approximately 45h 3m to drive from San Diego to Manhattan.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Newark Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Manhattan bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 2323+ hotels available in Manhattan. 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 - $3.

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