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There are 10 ways to get from San Diego to Montana by plane, 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.

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Fly to Billings  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Billings (BIL) SAN - BIL

$250 - $1,124

Cheapest option

Fly to Butte  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Butte (BTM) SAN - BTM

$223 - $1,004

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Fly to Helena  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Helena (HLN) SAN - HLN

$272 - $1,228

Fly to Bozeman  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Bozeman (BZN) SAN - BZN

$257 - $1,062

Fly to Great Falls  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Great Falls (GTF) SAN - GTF

$262 - $1,302

Fly to Missoula  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Missoula (MSO) SAN - MSO

$242 - $1,102

Bus  •  40 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
  3. Take the bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
  4. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  5. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$258 - $493

Train, bus  •  43 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Raton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Raton to Denver, Co
  4. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  5. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$312 - $730

Train, bus via Vancouver Amtrak Station  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Vancouver Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Vancouver Amtrak Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  5. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948

$329 - $849

Drive  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Billings 1309.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Montana is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Montana is to fly which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Montana. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Billings, MT via Los Angeles, Ca, Frisco Transfer Center, Denver, CO and Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 5 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Montana is 1093 miles. The road distance is 1309.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Montana without a car is to bus which takes 40 h 5 min and costs $250 - $500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from San Diego to Montana, including transfers.

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San Diego to Montana bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Montana is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $250 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $500 and takes 40 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Billings Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Montana bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Billings, MT station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Montana.
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  • Distance: 1093.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Diego to Billings hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Billings via Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca, Frisco, Frisco Transfer Center, Denver, CO, and Buffalo, WY in around 40 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Helena via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Helena via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Helena via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Helena via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Butte via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Butte via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Helena via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via San Francisco, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via San Jose, Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Missoula via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Billings via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Bozeman via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Great Falls via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 Amtrak Station to Raton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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 to Vancouver Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
30 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Vancouver Amtrak Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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.

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 Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Frisco to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Raton to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Raton, NM to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Montana is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 9:17 AM in San Diego and 10:17 AM in Montana.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Montana is 1309 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 12 min to drive from San Diego to Montana.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Billings 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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