There are 11 ways to get from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak) 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Merced, Ca 6834

$48 - $115

10 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

$72 - $173

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

Train, Amtrak Thruway via Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Newhall station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak) 395.4 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Fresno, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fresno (FAT) SAN - FAT
  2. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

$115 - $373

Fly to San Francisco, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca

$103 - $380

Fly to Oakland, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

$122 - $444

Fly to San Jose, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Skt Stockton Station
  3. Take the train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

$118 - $406

Fly to Sacramento, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Sacramento (SMF) SAN - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Merced Amtrak

$137 - $507

Fly to Monterey, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Monterey (MRY) SAN - MRY
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Monterey, CA to Gilroy, CA
  3. Take the bus from Gilroy, Ca to Madera, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Merced Station (Amtrak), CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak) via Los Angeles, Ca and Merced, Ca in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Monterey via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Stockton Robert Cabral Station Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Merced Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Skt Stockton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
acerail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bakersfield, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Modesto, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Gilroy, Ca to Madera, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Madera, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA to Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Monterey, CA to Gilroy, CA
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Merced Station (Amtrak) is 592 km. The road distance is 633 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak) is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak) is to fly and train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $110 - $380.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak). However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Merced, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to get from San Diego to Merced Station (Amtrak), including transfers.