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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to University of California by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Oakland, BART  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Oakland (OAK) SAN - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum to Downtown Berkeley

$91 - $364

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Night bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the night bus from Balboa Park to UC Berkeley FlixBus

$18 - $35

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Fly to San Francisco, BART  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) SAN - SFO
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley

$81 - $326

Fly to San Jose, train  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose (SJC) SAN - SJC
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak

$104 - $376

Bus via Anaheim  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to UC Berkeley FlixBus

$31 - $49

Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$55 - $86

Train  •  15h 59m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$88 - $132

Drive  •  8h 13m

  1. Drive from San Diego to University of California 496.9 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to University of California is to night bus which costs $18 - $35 and takes 11h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to University of California is to fly and BART which costs $90 - $370 and takes 3h 29m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Balboa Park and arriving at UC Berkeley. This bus operates Monday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11h 10m.

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The distance between San Diego and University of California is 460 miles. The road distance is 496.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to University of California without a car is to bus via Anaheim which takes 13h 18m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from San Diego to University of California, including transfers.

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San Diego to University of California bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Balboa Park station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to University of California is to bus via Anaheim which takes 13h 18m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $140 and takes 15h 59m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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San Diego to University of California bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at UC Berkeley station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to University of California.
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  • Distance: 460.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and University of California, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to University of California via Anaheim, Ca, Anaheim, and UC Berkeley in around 13h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to University of California via Los Angeles Union Station, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Lake Merritt, and Downtown Berkeley in around 15h 59m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
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
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to UC Berkeley
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from Balboa Park to UC Berkeley
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to University of California is 497 miles. It takes approximately 8h 13m to drive from San Diego to University of California.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Diego Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 542+ hotels available in University of California. 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 14m and costs $2 - $3.

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