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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to San Dimas by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound 499

$34 - $79

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Night bus, line 492 bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 492 bus from El Monte Station E to Bonita Ave and San Dimas Ave E 492

$3 - $8

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Train, line 70 bus, line 492 bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to El Monte Station - Lower Level 70 / ...
  3. Take the line 492 bus from El Monte Station E to Bonita Ave and San Dimas Ave E 492

$35 - $82

Train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Claremont station San Bernardino Line

$41 - $89

Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Figueroa St and 5th St E to San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound 499

$20 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to San Dimas 116.9 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound

$103 - $348

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to San Dimas is to night bus and line 492 bus which costs $2 - $8 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to San Dimas is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to San Dimas. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound via 7th / Decatur and Figueroa St and 5th St E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between San Diego and San Dimas is 104 miles. The road distance is 116.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Dimas without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from San Diego to San Dimas, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Dimas is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs $40 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to San Dimas bus services, operated by Foothill Transit, arrive at San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to San Dimas.
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  • Distance: 103.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from San Diego to San Dimas via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, L. A. Union Station station, Claremont station, and 1st St and Harvard Ave W in around 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to San Dimas via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Figueroa / 5th, and Figueroa St and 5th St E in around 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Claremont station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station E to Bonita Ave and San Dimas Ave E
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Figueroa St and 5th St E to San Dimas Ave and Park and Ride W bound/E bound
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Cesar E Chavez / Alameda to El Monte Station - Lower Level
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to San Dimas is 117 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to drive from San Diego to San Dimas.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in San Dimas. Prices start at $68 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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