There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Mojave Desert by plane, car, bus or train

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Recommended option

Fly, drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Las Vegas (LAS) SAN - LAS
  2. Drive from Las Vegas to Mojave Desert

$54 - $264

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA, drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego Mission Valley to Las Vegas Strip FlixBus
  2. Drive from Las Vegas Strip to Mojave Desert

$24 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus Megabus, drive  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to Las Vegas, CA
  3. Drive from Silverado Ranch @ Las Vegas to Mojave Desert

$50 - $96

Train, bus, drive  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Kingman Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Kingman, AZ to Laughlin, NV
  4. Drive from Laughlin, NV to Mojave Desert

Bus Tufesa, drive  •  24 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
  2. Drive from Las Vegas @ Excalibur to Mojave Desert

$32 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Mojave Desert 275.5 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mojave Desert is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mojave Desert is to fly and drive which costs $50 - $270 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Mojave Desert is 209 miles. The road distance is 275.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from San Diego to Mojave Desert, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Las Vegas Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Mojave Desert is 276 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from San Diego to Mojave Desert.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Las Vegas Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from San Diego to Mojave Desert.
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  • Distance: 208.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

There is no direct connection from San Diego to Mojave Desert. However, you can take the line 992 bus to Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1, take the walk to San Diego airport, fly to Las Vegas, then take the drive to Mojave Desert. Alternatively, you can take the tram to Fashion Valley Transit Center, take the line 6 bus to Camino De La Reina & Michaels, take the walk to San Diego Mission Valley, take the bus to Las Vegas Strip, then take the drive to Mojave Desert.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
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 Kingman Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Mission Valley to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kingman, AZ to Laughlin, NV
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
21 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Book at
GotoBus
Plus
$22 - $35
Platinum
$30 - $45
Ejecutivo
$35 - $55

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