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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Seattle by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Seattle (SEA) SAN - SEA

$99 - $396

3 alternative options

Bus  •  30 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Seattle, Wa 1420 / ...

$152 - $338

Train  •  37 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Coast Starlight

$203 - $624

Drive  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Seattle 1265 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Seattle is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 21 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Seattle is to fly which costs $95 - $400 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Seattle. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Seattle station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Seattle King Street Station via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 44 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Seattle is 1070 miles. The road distance is 1265 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 40 min and costs $150 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from San Diego to Seattle, including transfers.

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San Diego to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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San Diego to Seattle 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 Seattle is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $95 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $340 and takes 30 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $650 and takes 37 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 1070.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from San Diego to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Seattle via Los Angeles and Los Angeles, Ca in around 30 h 40 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
33 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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San Diego to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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San Diego to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Seattle is 1265 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 15 min to drive from San Diego to Seattle.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from San Diego Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $92 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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