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

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

Train  •  2 h 14 min

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

$30 - $65

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Fullerton, CA 5818

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus, line 59 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the line 59 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to La Palma-Kraemer 59

$17 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Placentia 98.6 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, train  •  4 h 37 min

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

$117 - $364

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Placentia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Placentia via Santa Ana, Ca and The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 in around 2 h 32 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Orange County Transportation
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3 to La Palma-Kraemer
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Diego to Placentia?

The distance between San Diego and Placentia is 145 km. The road distance is 158 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to Placentia?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Placentia is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 - $7 and takes 2 h 54 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Placentia?

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Placentia is to drive which takes 1 h 41 min and costs $9 - $14.

Is there a direct train between San Diego and Placentia?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Fullerton Transportation Center. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

Is there a direct bus between San Diego and Placentia?

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Placentia. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at La Palma-Kraemer via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from San Diego to Placentia?

The train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center takes 2 h 14 min including transfers and departs every two hours.