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

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Fly to Toronto  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Toronto (YYZ) SAN - YYZ

$146 - $362

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Fly to Buffalo, night bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Buffalo (BUF) SAN - BUF
  2. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On

$210 - $400

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto

$391 - $1,177

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On

$270 - $718

Train  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto

$404 - $1,225

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Blythe
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON

$282 - $662

Drive  •  41 h 14 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Toronto 2605.3 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Toronto. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Toronto, On via San Bernardino, Ca, Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Toronto. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Toronto via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station and Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Toronto is 2177 miles. The road distance is 2605.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Toronto without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from San Diego to Toronto, including transfers.

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San Diego to Toronto bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Toronto 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 Toronto is to fly which takes 7 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 8 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 40 min.

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San Diego to Toronto bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Toronto, On station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Toronto.
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  • Distance: 2177 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Toronto, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Toronto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Toronto via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, and Windsor in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
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 Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
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 Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
46 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Blythe
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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Toronto is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 8:05 AM in San Diego and 11:05 AM in Toronto.

San Diego to Toronto train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Toronto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Toronto is 2605 miles. It takes approximately 41 h 14 min to drive from San Diego to Toronto.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Toronto Airport.

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There are 1012+ hotels available in Toronto. Prices start at $90 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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