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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Norwalk by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

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

$35 - $72

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 83 bus, line 460 bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Take the line 83 bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Harbor-East Shuttle Area 83
  3. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Pioneer / Rosecrans 460

$3 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 7th / Decatur to Pioneer / Rosecrans 62

$19 - $44

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Norwalk 106.6 miles

$10 - $16

Fly, train  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs station

$107 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Norwalk is to night bus and line 83 bus and line 460 bus which costs $3 - $10 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Norwalk is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Norwalk. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Pioneer / Rosecrans via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Norwalk station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs station via Fullerton station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between San Diego and Norwalk is 98 miles. The road distance is 106.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Norwalk without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from San Diego to Norwalk, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Norwalk 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 Norwalk is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $45 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Norwalk.
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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Norwalk every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Norwalk via Los Angeles, Ca and 7th / Decatur in around 4h 45m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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.

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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Pioneer / Rosecrans
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Pioneer / Rosecrans
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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 Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Santa Ana-Santiago to Harbor-East Shuttle Area
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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San Diego to Norwalk bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Pioneer / Rosecrans station.

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San Diego to Norwalk train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Fullerton Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Norwalk is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from San Diego to Norwalk.

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

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There are 1101+ hotels available in Norwalk. Prices start at $76 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 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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