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There are 10 ways to get from San Diego to Manhattan by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly San Diego to New York JFK  •  7h 14m

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

$124 - $1,816

Cheapest option

Fly San Diego to Philadelphia, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Philadelphia (PHL) SAN - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$72 - $267

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Fly San Diego to Newark  •  7h 27m

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

$104 - $435

Fly San Diego to New York La Guardia  •  8h 31m

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

$118 - $765

Drive to Santa Ana, fly to Newark  •  7h 41m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Santa Ana
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Newark (EWR) SNA - EWR

$80 - $242

Bus  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Escondido to San Bernardino
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino to New York

$288 - $397

Bus via Blythe  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Blythe Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Blythe to New York "Greyhound"

$319 - $498

Bus, train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$323 - $502

Train  •  3 days 15h

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$369 - $526

Drive  •  44h 58m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Manhattan 2817.7 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to drive and fly which costs $80 - $250 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to fly which costs $120 - $1,900 and takes 7h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 5th Av and arriving at New York via Escondido and San Bernardino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at 86 St via Los Angeles, Chicago Union Station and 34 St-Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 15h.

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The distance between San Diego and Manhattan is 2444 miles. The road distance is 2817.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Manhattan without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 21h and costs $280 - $400.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from San Diego to Manhattan, including transfers.

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San Diego to Manhattan bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Broadway & 5th Av station.

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San Diego to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Manhattan is to fly which takes 7h 14m and costs $120 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $400 and takes 2 days 21h, you could also train, which costs $360 - $550 and takes 3 days 15h.

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  • Distance: 2444.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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

JetBlue Airways, Delta and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Manhattan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Manhattan via Escondido Transit Center, Escondido, and San Bernardino in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Flights from Santa Ana to Newark via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Newark via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from San Diego to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from San Diego to Philadelphia via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
40h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Premium
$440 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $490
Business Seat
$360 - $550
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
29h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Seat
$290 - $410
Train from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Premium
$550 - $850
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
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 Escondido to San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from San Bernardino to New York
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $370
Flexible
$380 - $550
Bus from Blythe to New York
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $350
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $350
Flexible
$360 - $550
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
800 890 6821
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Blythe
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 17m.

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

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Manhattan is 3h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 6:32 PM in San Diego and 9:32 PM in Manhattan.

San Diego to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Manhattan is 2818 miles. It takes approximately 44h 58m to drive from San Diego to Manhattan.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 4175+ 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 15 min and costs $2 - $5.

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