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

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown LA FlixBus

$10 - $13

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Train  •  3h 54m

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

$33 - $45

Bus via Wilshire / Alvarado  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...

$22 - $32

Drive  •  2h 18m

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

$12 - $19

Fly, subway  •  4h 2m

  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

$58 - $268

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood is to bus which costs $10 - $14 and takes 3h 30m.

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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 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Universal / Studio City Station via Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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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 3h 30m and costs $10 - $14.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood, including transfers.

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San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood 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 Universal Studios, Hollywood is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs $10 - $14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3h 54m.

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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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San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood.
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  • Distance: 120.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown LA once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 59m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $180
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown LA
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.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
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from San Diego to Universal Studios, Hollywood.

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

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There are 1284+ hotels available in Universal Studios, Hollywood. Prices start at $100 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 14 min and costs $2 - $5.

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