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

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Train, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Barbara Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Solvang Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Solvang Amtrak

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Solvang Amtrak

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Solvang 253.7 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Luis Obispo County Apt (SBP) SAN - SBP
  2. Take the bus from Transit Center to Solvang

Fly to Santa Barbara, night bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Santa Barbara (SBA) SAN - SBA
  2. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Solvang Amtrak

Fly to Los Angeles, train, night bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Solvang Amtrak

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Solvang. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Solvang Amtrak via Los Angeles, Ca and Santa Barbara Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Solvang is 216 miles. The road distance is 253.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Solvang without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from San Diego to Solvang, including transfers.

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San Diego to Solvang bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Solvang bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Solvang Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Solvang is 254 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from San Diego to Solvang.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to San Luis Obispo County Apt Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Solvang.
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  • Distance: 216.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 36 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Solvang via Los Angeles, Ca, Santa Barbara, Ca, and Santa Barbara Amtrak in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Barbara Amtrak to Solvang Amtrak
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Santa Barbara, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Santa Maria Area Transit
Website
cityofsantamaria.org
Bus from Transit Center to Solvang
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
breezebus.com

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There are 38+ hotels available in Solvang. Prices start at $98 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 .

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