There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or subway

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Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...

$21 - $45

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Night bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$2

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Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood 131.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, subway  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station

$110 - $352

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to night bus which costs $2 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Universal Studios, Hollywood is 121 miles. The road distance is 131.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $20 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to bus which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $20 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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The nearest airport to Universal Studios, Hollywood is Burbank (BUR) Airport which is 4.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Los Angeles (LAX) (13.9 miles), Long Beach (LGB) (25.3 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (42.7 miles) and San Diego (SAN) (118.5 miles).

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  • Distance: 120.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to Universal / Studio City Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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

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There are 2351+ hotels available in Universal Studios, Hollywood. Prices start at $122 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 13 min and costs $2 - $3.

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