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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Tempe by bus, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az Tijuana Airport-Reynosa / ...

$59 - $84

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Night bus  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az 6316

$43 - $58

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from San Diego to Tempe 367.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Phoenix (PHX) SAN - PHX

$99 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Tempe is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tempe is to fly which costs $95 - $290 and takes 3h 18m.

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The distance between San Diego and Tempe is 310 miles. The road distance is 367.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Tempe without a car is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from San Diego to Tempe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Tempe is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $95 - $290 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Tempe is 368 miles. It takes approximately 6h to drive from San Diego to Tempe.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 1252+ hotels available in Tempe. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 309.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from San Diego to Tempe every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 4h 46m. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Tempe hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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
Night bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $100

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 15m and costs $2 - $3.

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