There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Newport Beach by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 10 min

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

$69 - $111

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, line 1 bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA 5818
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Pacific Coast-Del Obispo to Coast-Riverside 1

$4 - $14

2 alternative options

Bus, line 47 bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Fairview-Westminster to Hospital-Superior 47A / ...

$19 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Newport Beach 88.6 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Newport Beach is to Amtrak Thruway and line 1 bus which costs $4 - $14 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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

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The distance between San Diego and Newport Beach is 123 km. The road distance is 142 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from San Diego to Newport Beach, including transfers.

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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 22 min.

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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 1 h 56 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 22 min.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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
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.

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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Fairview-Westminster to Hospital-Superior
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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