There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Mountain View by plane, train, bus, night bus 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  •  3 h 29 min

  1. SAN - SJC

$82 - $338

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Tufesa
  2. Tufesa

$33 - $86

6 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 12 min

  1. SAN - SFO

$81 - $326

Fly to Oakland, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. SAN - OAK

$114 - $408

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 52 min

  1. 9486 / ...
  2. 6860 / ...

$56 - $135

Train  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. Coast Starlight

$101 - $259

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. 9486 / ...
  2. 6876

$56 - $135

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. 475.2 miles

$45 - $70

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Mountain View hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Mountain View via Los Angeles, Ca, San Jose, Ca, San Jose Caltrain Station, 2Nd & Santa Clara, and Santa Clara & 1St in around 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 - $13
Platinum
$14 - $18
Ejecutivo
$14 - $20
Bus from Anaheim to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$22 - $35
Platinum
$30 - $45
Ejecutivo
$35 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Mountain View is 686 km. The road distance is 760 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Mountain View is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Mountain View is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $80 - $340.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Mountain View Caltrain via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 32 min.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Mountain View. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at El Camino & Castro via Los Angeles, Ca, San Jose Caltrain Station and Santa Clara & 1St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from San Diego to Mountain View, including transfers.