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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Vancouver by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly to Vancouver  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Vancouver (YVR) SAN - YVR

$124 - $656

4 alternative options

Fly to Bellingham, shuttle  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Bellingham (BLI) SAN - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport, WA to Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels

$167 - $688

Bus  •  35h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Tijuana-Reynosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc 1420 / ...

$162 - $368

Train  •  42h 41m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
  3. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station

$238 - $709

Drive  •  23h 57m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Vancouver 1407.9 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Vancouver is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 23h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Vancouver is to fly which costs $120 - $700 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Vancouver, Bc via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Vancouver station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Vancouver Pacific Central Station via Los Angeles Union Station and Seattle King Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 41m.

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The distance between San Diego and Vancouver is 1192 miles. The road distance is 1407.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Vancouver without a car is to bus which takes 35h 50m and costs $160 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from San Diego to Vancouver, including transfers.

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San Diego to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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San Diego to Vancouver 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 Vancouver is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs $120 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $370 and takes 35h 50m, you could also train, which costs $230 - $750 and takes 42h 41m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 1192.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

WestJet, Air Canada and four other airlines fly from San Diego to Vancouver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles and Los Angeles, Ca in around 35h 50m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 55m
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 to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
33h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
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Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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.

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 Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 53m.

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San Diego to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Vancouver, Bc station.

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San Diego to Vancouver train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Vancouver is 1408 miles. It takes approximately 23h 57m to drive from San Diego to Vancouver.

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American Airlines, Delta, WestJet and three other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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There are 664+ hotels available in Vancouver. Prices start at $67 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 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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