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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island by train, ferry, night bus, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Oxnard
  2. Take the ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island

Night bus, train, ferry

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to East Ventura station
  3. Take the ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA
  3. Take the ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island

Fly to Los Angeles, bus, ferry

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA
  3. Take the ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island

Fly to Santa Barbara, bus, ferry

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Santa Barbara (SBA)
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Airport to Ventura, CA
  3. Take the ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island is to train and ferry which costs $75 - $95 and takes 9h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island is to fly and bus and ferry which costs $130 - $360 and takes 8h 11m.

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The distance between San Diego and Santa Rosa Island is 191 miles.

It takes approximately 9h 11m to get from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island.
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  • Distance: 191 miles
  • Duration: 9h 11m

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

There is no direct connection from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island. However, you can take the train to Oxnard, take the drive to Ventura Harbor, take the ferry to Santa Rosa Island, then take the travel to Santa Rosa Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from San Diego to Santa Rosa Island via Los Angeles, L. A. Union Station station, East Ventura station, Ventura Harbor, and Santa Rosa Island in around 10h 32m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego to Oxnard
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to East Ventura station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$0 - $16
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$6 - $8
Student / Youth 6-18
$8 - $12
Bus 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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Airport to Ventura, CA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
Ferry operators
Island Packers
Website
islandpackers.com
Ferry from Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
reserve.islandpackers.com

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