There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to North Carolina 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 Charlotte  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Charlotte (CLT) SAN - CLT

$163 - $604

8 alternative options

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) SAN - FAY

$287 - $1,022

Fly to Wilmington  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Wilmington (ILM) SAN - ILM

$304 - $1,204

Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) SAN - RDU

$176 - $428

Fly to Greensboro/High Point  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) SAN - GSO

$218 - $358

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Charlotte, Nc

$245 - $628

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Charlotte, Nc

$242 - $509

Train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Charlotte Amtrak

$380 - $1,143

Drive  •  38 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Charlotte 2395.4 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to North Carolina is to fly which costs $170 - $430 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to North Carolina is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to North Carolina. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via San Bernardino, Ca, Dallas, Tx and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between San Diego and North Carolina is 2187 miles. The road distance is 2395.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to North Carolina without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 5 h and costs $240 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from San Diego to North Carolina, including transfers.

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San Diego to North Carolina 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 North Carolina is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $650 and takes 2 days 5 h, you could also train, which costs $380 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 20 h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 31 min.

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San Diego to North Carolina bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to North Carolina.
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  • Distance: 2187.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Charlotte via San Bernardino, Ca, Dallas, Tx, and Atlanta, Ga in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Fayetteville Municipal via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Fayetteville Municipal via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Las Vegas, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Greensboro/High Point via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Charlotte via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot 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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
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 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 Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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