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

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Fly from San Diego, drive  •  3 h 50 min

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

$54 - $264

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Bus Flixbus USA, drive  •  9 h 1 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

Train to Carlsbad, fly, drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
  2. Fly from Carlsbad (CLD) to Las Vegas (LAS) CLD - LAS
  3. Drive from Las Vegas to Mojave Desert

$39 - $245

Bus Tufesa, drive  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Las Vegas @ Excalibur Tijuana
  2. Drive from Silverado Ranch @ Las Vegas to Mojave Desert

$66 - $94

Night bus, drive  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from La Jolla to Las Vegas Strip FlixBus
  2. Drive from Silverado Ranch @ Las Vegas to Mojave Desert

$34 - $50

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 50 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 50 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 10 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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Spirit Airlines, Delta and Southwest 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 50 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 train to Encinitas Station, take the walk to Encinitas Station, take the line 309 bus to Faraday Av & Address 2244, take the walk to Carlsbad airport, fly to Las Vegas, then take the drive to Mojave Desert.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Carlsbad to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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
Night bus from La Jolla to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tijuana to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
GotoBus

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