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.

Recommended option

Fly to Oakland, BART  •  3 h 27 min

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

$91 - $364

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6862 / ...

$60 - $144

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Fly to San Francisco, BART  •  4 h 1 min

  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  •  5 h 24 min

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

$103 - $384

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6844 / ...

$61 - $143

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  14 h 3 min

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

$85 - $86

Train  •  15 h 58 min

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

$105 - $278

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

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

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to University of California is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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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 3 h 27 min.

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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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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from San Diego to University of California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to University of California. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av via Los Angeles, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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The best way to get from San Diego to University of California without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs $60 - $150.

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San Diego to University of California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Ysidro 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: 3 h 27 min

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 Los Angeles, Ca, Oakland, Ca, Thomas L Berkley Way, and Bancroft Way:Telegraph Av in around 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to University of California via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Lake Merritt, and Downtown Berkeley in around 15 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Diego to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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