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Recommended option

Fly to Flint  •  7 h

  1. SAN - FNT

$252 - $892

Cheapest option

Fly to Detroit  •  6 h 21 min

  1. SAN - DTW

$198 - $672

6 alternative options

Fly to Lansing  •  8 h 25 min

  1. SAN - LAN

$274 - $1,104

Fly to Grand Rapids  •  8 h 23 min

  1. SAN - GRR

$224 - $554

Train  •  2 days 4 h

$351 - $1,047

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

$242 - $648

Bus, Megabus  •  2 days 13 h

$261 - $576

Drive  •  37 h 2 min

  1. 2372.7 miles

$230 - $340

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other 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 Amtrak, Detroit Amtrak, and Woodward & Milwaukee in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 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 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lansing via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 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 Amtrak 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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Michigan is 3063 km. The road distance is 3796 km.

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

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Michigan is to fly which takes 6 h 21 min and costs $190 - $700.

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.

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