There are 3 ways to get from San Diego to Santa Ana by train, bus or car

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

Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Santa Ana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Santa Ana hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Amtrak also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Diego to Santa Ana?

The distance between San Diego and Santa Ana is 132 km. The road distance is 144 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to Santa Ana?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Santa Ana is to drive which costs $11 and takes 1 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Santa Ana?

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Santa Ana is to drive which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $11.

Is there a direct train between San Diego and Santa Ana?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

Is there a direct bus between San Diego and Santa Ana?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego, CA and arriving at Santa Ana, CA. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from San Diego to Santa Ana?

The train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak takes 1 h 56 min including transfers and departs every two hours.