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

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Fly to Flint  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Flint (FNT) SAN - FNT

$252 - $892

Cheapest option

Fly to Detroit  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Detroit (DTW) SAN - DTW

$198 - $672

6 alternative options

Fly to Lansing  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Lansing (LAN) SAN - LAN

$274 - $1,104

Fly to Grand Rapids  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Grand Rapids (GRR) SAN - GRR

$222 - $552

Train  •  2 days 3 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 Detroit Amtrak

$352 - $1,047

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$242 - $648

Bus, Megabus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Blythe
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Downtown Detroit

$264 - $580

Drive  •  37 h 2 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Detroit 2372.7 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Michigan is to drive which costs $230 - $340 and takes 37 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Michigan is to fly which costs $190 - $700 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Michigan. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Detroit, Mi via San Bernardino, Ca and Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Michigan is 1914 miles. The road distance is 2372.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Michigan without a car is to train which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $350 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from San Diego to Michigan, including transfers.

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San Diego to Michigan 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 Michigan is to fly which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $250 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $350 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 3 h, you could also bus, which costs $240 - $650 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Flint Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Michigan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Michigan.
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  • Distance: 1914.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Flint hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Detroit via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, and Woodward @ Baltimore Sb in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Los Angeles, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Los Angeles, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 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 Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
46 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Blythe
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Michigan is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 12:04 PM in San Diego and 3:04 PM in Michigan.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Michigan is 2373 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 2 min to drive from San Diego to Michigan.

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

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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Michigan. Prices start at $67 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 $2 - $3.

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