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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Redding by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Redding  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Redding (RDD) SAN - RDD

$164 - $704

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Redding, Ca 1420 / ...

$73 - $181

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Fly to Sacramento, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Sacramento (SMF) SAN - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak

$139 - $520

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA Southern CA-Northern CA
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  20 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Redding Amtrak Coast Starlight

$133 - $364

Drive  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Redding 669.2 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Redding is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Redding is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Redding. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Redding, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Redding. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Redding Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 54 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Redding is 620 miles. The road distance is 669.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Redding without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 50 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from San Diego to Redding, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Redding 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 Redding is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 15 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 20 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Redding.
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  • Distance: 619.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Redding hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Redding via Los Angeles, Ca in around 15 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Redding via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Redding via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Redding via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Redding, Ca
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Redding Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Redding Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Redding bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Redding, Ca station.

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San Diego to Redding train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Redding Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Redding is 669 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to drive from San Diego to Redding.

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Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Redding Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Redding. Prices start at $59 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 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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