There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to New Mexico 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Albuquerque  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Albuquerque (ABQ) SAN - ABQ

$143 - $384

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Albuquerque, Nm 1360 / ...

$92 - $228

6 alternative options

Fly to Santa Fe  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Santa Fe (SAF) SAN - SAF

$212 - $892

Fly to Roswell  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Roswell (ROW) SAN - ROW

$179 - $774

Fly to El Paso, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to El Paso (ELP) SAN - ELP
  2. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal

$127 - $388

Train  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center Southwest Chief

$140 - $405

Bus via Blythe, Ca  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Blythe Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to Albuquerque, Nm 1360 / ...

$116 - $231

Drive  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Albuquerque 813.9 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to New Mexico is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to New Mexico is to fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to New Mexico. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Albuquerque, Nm via San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to New Mexico. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center via Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 59 min.

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The distance between San Diego and New Mexico is 659 miles. The road distance is 813.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to New Mexico without a car is to train which takes 18 h 59 min and costs $140 - $410.

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

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San Diego to New Mexico bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to New Mexico train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to New Mexico is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $140 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $410 and takes 18 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 19 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to New Mexico.
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  • Distance: 658.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Albuquerque hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Albuquerque via Fullerton Transportation Center in around 18 h 59 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Albuquerque via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from San Diego to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Roswell via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to El Paso via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Santa Fe via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 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 Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Bus operators
New Mexico Transport
Website
dot.state.nm.us
Bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
dot.state.nm.us
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Albuquerque, Nm
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Blythe, Ca to Albuquerque, Nm
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Blythe
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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