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There are 3 ways to get from San Diego to Palomar Mountain by train, tram, taxi, bus 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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Train, tram, taxi  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
  2. Take the tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
  3. Take a taxi from Escondido Transit Center to Palomar Mountain

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Bus, line 388 bus  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...
  2. Take the line 388 bus from Escondido Transit Center to Valley Center Rd & Hwy 76 388

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Palomar Mountain 61.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Palomar Mountain is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Palomar Mountain is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1h 19m.

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The distance between San Diego and Palomar Mountain is 45 miles. The road distance is 61.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Palomar Mountain without a car is to train and tram and taxi which takes 3h 7m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from San Diego to Palomar Mountain, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Palomar Mountain is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from San Diego to Palomar Mountain.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Palomar Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Palomar Mountain.
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  • Distance: 45.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Palomar Mountain via Escondido Transit Center and Valley Center Rd & Hwy 76 in around 3h 34m.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Tram from Oceanside Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
sdmts.com
One Way - Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$1 - $3
One Way - Adult/Youth
$2 - $5
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Valley Center Rd & Hwy 76
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Other operators
Taxi from Escondido Transit Center to Palomar Mountain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Yellow Cab of North County
Phone
+1 760-444-4444
Website
driveu.com
Craig's Cabs
Phone
+1 760-722-2227
Website
craigscabs.com
Coastal Cab
Phone
+1 760-722-7472
Website
coastal-cab.com

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