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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Manhattan by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Diego to Newark  •  6h 43m

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

$179 - $570

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Fly San Diego to New York JFK  •  7h

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

$180 - $470

Fly San Diego to New York La Guardia  •  8h 28m

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

$217 - $762

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Newark  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Newark (EWR) SNA - EWR

$238 - $782

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

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

$257 - $652

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

$423 - $1,288

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

$287 - $403

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 $170 - $600 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 6h 43m.

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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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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 $420 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m 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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The best way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to fly which takes 6h 43m and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $420 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also bus, which costs $280 - $410 and takes 2 days 20h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 55m.

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

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  • Distance: 2444.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 43m

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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 Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
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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Manhattan is 3h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 3:15 AM in San Diego and 6:15 AM in Manhattan.

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., Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and two other 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 2179+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $95 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 8m and costs $2 - $3.

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