There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes by bus, train, 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

Bus, line 344 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the line 344 bus from Harbor Gateway Transit Center to Palos Verdes / Barkentine 344

$20 - $46

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, line 40 bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA 5818
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Hawthorne / 182nd 40

$2

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Flower & 7th to Crest Rd. & Hawthorne Blvd. Commuter Express 448

$36 - $81

Train, bus via Hawthorne / Carson  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Alameda St + Los Angeles St to Hawthorne Bl + Carson St 4X

$35 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes 120.9 miles

$11 - $18

Fly, line 8 bus, line 344 bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Lax City Bus Center to Hawthorne Bl + 182Nd St
  3. Take the line 344 bus from Hawthorne / 182nd to Palos Verdes / Barkentine

$104 - $347

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Grand, Grand / 5th, and Harbor Gateway Transit Center in around 4 h 48 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 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Harbor Gateway Transit Center to Palos Verdes / Barkentine
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Hawthorne / 182nd
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Hawthorne / 182nd to Palos Verdes / Barkentine
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Flower & 7th to Crest Rd. & Hawthorne Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Alameda St + Los Angeles St to Hawthorne Bl + Carson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from Lax City Bus Center to Hawthorne Bl + 182Nd St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes?

The distance between San Diego and Rancho Palos Verdes is 161 km. The road distance is 193 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes is to Amtrak Thruway and line 40 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 6 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes?

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes is to drive which takes 2 h 13 min and costs $11 - $18.

Is there a direct bus between San Diego and Rancho Palos Verdes?

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Palos Verdes / Barkentine via 7th / Decatur, Grand / 5th and Harbor Gateway Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

How long does it take to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes?

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes, including transfers.