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

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

Fly to San Jose, line 901 tram  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the line 901 tram from Metro Airport Station to Great Mall Station

$81 - $336

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to Anaheim Tufesa
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to San Jose, CA Tufesa

$34 - $87

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, BART, line 180 bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Fremont
  3. Take the line 180 bus from Fremont Bart Station to Great Mall / Main Transit Center

$94 - $366

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain, line 902 tram  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
  3. Take the line 902 tram from Mountain View Station to Tasman Station

$81 - $324

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$55 - $132

Train  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$100 - $256

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Milpitas 468.6 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Milpitas is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 51 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Milpitas is to fly and line 901 tram which costs $80 - $340 and takes 3 h 20 min.

More details

The distance between San Diego and Milpitas is 424 miles. The road distance is 468.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from San Diego to Milpitas, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Milpitas. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Great Mall / Main Transit Center via Los Angeles, Ca and San Jose Caltrain Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 3 min.

More details

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Milpitas via Los Angeles, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose Caltrain Station in around 11 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Milpitas via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak, and Diridon Station in around 14 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Tram from Metro Airport Station to Great Mall Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Tram from Mountain View Station to Tasman Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Fremont
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Mountain View Caltrain
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Bus from Fremont Bart Station to Great Mall / Main Transit Center
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Diego, CA to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$9 - $14
Platinum
$14 - $19
Ejecutivo
$14 - $20
Bus from Anaheim to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$23 - $35
Platinum
$35 - $45
Ejecutivo
$35 - $55

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