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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Redwood City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Diego to San Francisco  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO

$78 - $322

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Jose FlixBus

$22 - $38

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Fly San Diego to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain

$84 - $344

Fly San Diego to Oakland, Caltrain  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain

$101 - $376

Train to Carlsbad, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
  2. Fly from Carlsbad (CLD) to San Jose (SJC) CLD - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain

$41 - $246

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca 6860 / ...

$59 - $139

Train  •  15 h 6 min

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

$104 - $262

Drive  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Redwood City 485.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Redwood City is to bus which costs $22 - $40 and takes 12 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Redwood City is to fly which costs $75 - $330 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Redwood City. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 1st Av and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain-Lane B via San Diego, Eastridge Transit Center and Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Redwood City. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Redwood City Caltrain via Los Angeles Union Station and San Jose Diridon Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 6 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Redwood City is 439 miles. The road distance is 485.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Redwood City without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 12 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from San Diego to Redwood City, including transfers.

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San Diego to Redwood City bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Diego station.

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San Diego to Redwood City 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 Redwood City is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $75 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 12 h 12 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 15 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Redwood City.
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  • Distance: 439.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from San Diego to Redwood City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Redwood City via Los Angeles, Ca, San Jose, Ca, and San Jose Diridon Caltrain in around 12 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Carlsbad to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Redwood City Caltrain
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Encinitas Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
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 to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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.

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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
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 San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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San Diego to Redwood City bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Jose station.

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San Diego to Redwood City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Redwood City is 485 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to drive from San Diego to Redwood City.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Redwood City. Prices start at $99 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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