There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Vancouver by plane, train, 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 Vancouver  •  5 h 35 min

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

$122 - $652

5 alternative options

Fly to Bellingham  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Bellingham (BLI) SAN - BLI

$167 - $688

Fly to Seattle, train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Seattle (SEA) SAN - SEA
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak

$134 - $482

Bus  •  35 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9486 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vancouver, Bc 1420 / ...

$138 - $350

Train  •  42 h 45 min

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

$238 - $709

Drive  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Vancouver 1407.9 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Vancouver is to fly and train which costs $130 - $490 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Vancouver is to fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $120 - $650.

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The distance between San Diego and Vancouver is 1907 km. The road distance is 2253 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from San Diego to Vancouver, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Vancouver, Bc via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Seattle King Street Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 45 min.

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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, Ca in around 35 h 2 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Seattle via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Diego to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from San Diego to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
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 Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 h 46 min
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
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.

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 Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310

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