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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Virginia City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 10m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Reno (RNO) SAN - RNO

$182 - $712

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16h

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

$121 - $168

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Reno FlixBus

$146 - $198

Bus, train  •  17h 26m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
  2. Take the train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  4. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  5. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Hot Springs & Retail/Walmart-Carson City

$143 - $219

Train  •  24h 10m

  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 Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station

$216 - $308

Drive  •  9h 47m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Virginia City 544.2 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Virginia City is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Virginia City is to fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 3h 10m.

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The distance between San Diego and Virginia City is 479 miles. The road distance is 544.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Virginia City without a car is to bus which takes 16h and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from San Diego to Virginia City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Virginia City is to fly which takes 3h 10m and costs $180 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $170 and takes 16h, you could also train, which costs $210 - $310 and takes 24h 10m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Virginia City is 544 miles. It takes approximately 9h 47m to drive from San Diego to Virginia City.

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United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Virginia City. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Virginia City.
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  • Distance: 479.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Virginia City, NV, USA?

Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Virginia City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Virginia City via LA Downtown and Reno in around 16h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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
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 Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Metrolink Trains
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Metrolink Trains
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Fe Depot to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Reno
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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 Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Hot Springs & Retail/Walmart-Carson City
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority

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