There are 11 ways to get from San Diego to North Dakota 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 Bismarck  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Bismarck (BIS) SAN - BIS

$242 - $566

Cheapest option

Fly to Jamestown  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Jamestown (JMS) SAN - JMS

$191 - $814

9 alternative options

Fly to Dickinson  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Dickinson (DIK) SAN - DIK

$309 - $1,324

Fly to Williston  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Williston (ISN) SAN - ISN

$253 - $1,116

Fly to Fargo  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Fargo (FAR) SAN - FAR

$275 - $1,218

Fly to Minot  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Minot (MOT) SAN - MOT

$244 - $484

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND 933 / ...

$292 - $606

Bus, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or
  3. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Fargo Amtrak

$338 - $899

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fargo Amtrak

$390 - $1,185

Train via Portland Union Station  •  2 days 17 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 Portland Union Station
  3. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Fargo Amtrak

$383 - $1,134

Drive  •  30 h 35 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Fargo 1918.3 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to North Dakota is to drive which costs $180 - $280 and takes 30 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to North Dakota is to fly which costs $300 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to North Dakota. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Fargo Amtrak via Fullerton Transportation Center and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between San Diego and North Dakota is 1355 miles. The road distance is 1918.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to North Dakota without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $290 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from San Diego to North Dakota, including transfers.

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San Diego to North Dakota 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 North Dakota is to fly which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $240 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $650 and takes 2 days 3 h, you could also train, which costs $390 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Bismarck Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 48 min and has one stopover.

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North Dakota is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 8:20 PM in San Diego and 10:20 PM in North Dakota.

Map of how to get from San Diego to North Dakota.
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  • Distance: 1355 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Bismarck hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Fargo via San Bernardino, Ca, Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Minneapolis, MN, and Fargo, ND in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Bismarck via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Bismarck via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Bismarck via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Bismarck via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Dickinson via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Dickinson via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Dickinson via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Williston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Williston via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Williston via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Jamestown via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Jamestown via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Jamestown via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Jamestown via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Minot via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Minot via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Minot via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Williston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Williston via Las Vegas, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Williston via Los Angeles, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Williston via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Los Angeles, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Minot via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Minot via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Bismarck via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Fargo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
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 Portland Union Station to Fargo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$420 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fargo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
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 Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
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.

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 Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
32 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $240
Flexible
$280 - $370
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
22 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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