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

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Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca 9486 / ...

$15 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$29 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Santa Ana 89.9 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Santa Ana is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Santa Ana is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Santa Ana is 83 miles. The road distance is 89.9 miles.

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The bus from San Diego, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 1 h 45 min.

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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.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Santa Ana hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, 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.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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