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

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$39 - $83

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Night bus, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Universal / Studio City Station to Reseda / Parthenia 150/240

$2

4 alternative options

Bus, line 94 bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Hill / 5th to San Fernando / Sunland 94 / ...

$21 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Northridge 148.9 miles

$14 - $22

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Northridge station

$108 - $352

Fly to Burbank  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Burbank (BUR) SAN - BUR

$117 - $510

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Northridge is to night bus and bus which costs $2 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Northridge is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Northridge. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Roscoe / Reseda via 7th / Decatur, Hill / 5th and Sunland / San Fernando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Northridge station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Northridge station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Northridge is 132 miles. The road distance is 148.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Northridge without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from San Diego to Northridge, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Northridge 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 Northridge is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus and line 94 bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 6 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $550 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Northridge.
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  • Distance: 131.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Northridge every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Northridge via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Grand, Hill / 5th, San Fernando / Sunland, and Sunland / San Fernando in around 6 h 8 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Northridge station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Hill / 5th to San Fernando / Sunland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Universal / Studio City Station to Reseda / Parthenia
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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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 Northridge bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at San Fernando / Sunland station.

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San Diego to Northridge train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Northridge is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from San Diego to Northridge.

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

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There are 241+ hotels available in Northridge. Prices start at $91 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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