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

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Bus  •  7 h 20 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

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Train, bus  •  7 h 26 min

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

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the 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 Santa Barbara, night bus  •  7 h 46 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 San Luis Obispo County Apt, bus  •  8 h 17 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 Los Angeles, bus, night bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Solvang is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Solvang is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 30 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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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from San Diego to Solvang, including transfers.

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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 7 h 20 min.

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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 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Santa Barbara via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 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
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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
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
Santa Barbara Airbus
Website
sbairbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
sbairbus.com

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