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

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner

$69 - $111

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Night bus, line 1 bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Coast-Riverside 1

$4 - $14

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Bus, line 47 bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Fairview-Westminster to Hospital-Superior 47A / ...

$19 - $48

Train, line 1 bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Coast-Riverside 1

$31 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Newport Beach 88.6 miles

$8 - $13

Fly, line 121 bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 121 bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se
  3. Take the line 1 bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves

$114 - $362

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Newport Beach is to night bus and line 1 bus which costs $4 - $14 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Newport Beach is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Newport Beach. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Hospital-Superior via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 and Fairview-Westminster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Newport Beach is 77 miles. The road distance is 88.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Newport Beach without a car is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from San Diego to Newport Beach, including transfers.

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San Diego to Newport Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Newport Beach is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $65 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus and line 47 bus, which costs $19 - $50 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to Newport Beach bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Hospital-Superior station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Newport Beach.
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  • Distance: 77 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Newport Beach every 2 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Newport Beach via Santa Ana, Ca, The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9, Westminster-Fairview, and Fairview-Westminster in around 3 h 21 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Fairview-Westminster to Hospital-Superior
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Coast-Riverside
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Coast-Balboa Coves
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Newport Beach is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from San Diego to Newport Beach.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 657+ hotels available in Newport Beach. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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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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