There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Miami by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Miami  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Miami (MIA) SAN - MIA

$181 - $752

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) SAN - FLL
  2. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami, FL - Holiday Inn

$157 - $542

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Fly to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) SAN - PBI
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach Airport to Miami

$271 - $902

Bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Miami, Fl

$249 - $537

Bus, train  •  2 days 22 h

  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 bus from New Orleans, La to Miami, Fl

$343 - $936

Train  •  3 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Miami Amtrak

$553 - $1,678

Drive  •  42 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Miami 2668.9 miles

$260 - $380

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Miami. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Nw 2 Av & Nw 2 St via San Antonio, Tx, Houston, Tx and Airport Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Miami. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Southbound via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station, Washington Union Station and Tri-Rail Station Rail Southbound. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 16 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Miami is 2281 miles. The road distance is 2668.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Miami without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 18 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from San Diego to Miami, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Miami 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 Miami is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 18 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 3 days 16 h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Miami Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 51 min.

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San Diego to Miami bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Miami, Fl station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Miami.
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  • Distance: 2281.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Miami, FL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Miami hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Miami via San Antonio, San Antonio, Tx, Houston, Tx, Miami, Fl, and Airport Station in around 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Miami via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
40 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
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 Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Miami Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
Bus operators
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami, FL - Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
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gotobus.com
Bus from West Palm Beach Airport to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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 San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
31 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$220 - $300
Bus from New Orleans, La to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220

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Miami is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:46 PM in San Diego and 8:46 PM in Miami.

San Diego to Miami train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Miami Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Miami is 2669 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 48 min to drive from San Diego to Miami.

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United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Miami Airport.

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There are 1757+ hotels available in Miami. Prices start at $78 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 .

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