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

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca 6306 / ...

$31 - $69

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca 6306 / ...

$56 - $88

Train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station Antelope Valley Line

$44 - $89

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Palmdale 171.6 miles

$16 - $25

Fly, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$119 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Palmdale is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Palmdale is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Palmdale is 141 miles. The road distance is 171.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from San Diego to Palmdale, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Palmdale. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Palmdale, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Palmdale station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Palmdale station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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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 Palmdale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Palmdale.
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  • Distance: 140.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Palmdale via Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Palmdale via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and L. A. Union Station station in around 6 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Palmdale station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Palmdale, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
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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