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

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Bus  •  3 h 41 min

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

$19 - $43

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$35 - $72

Bus, line 460 bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station 460

$22 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Whittier 110.3 miles

$10 - $16

Fly, bus, line 7 bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  2. Take the bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level
  3. Take the line 7 bus from El Monte Station - Lower Bay 6 to Painter Avenue and Philadelphia Street

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Whittier is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Whittier is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Whittier. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Philadelphia / Washington via 7th / Decatur and Whittier / Atlantic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Whittier is 101 miles. The road distance is 110.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Whittier without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $18 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from San Diego to Whittier, including transfers.

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San Diego to Whittier bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Whittier is to bus which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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San Diego to Whittier bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Whittier.
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  • Distance: 101.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Whittier hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Diego to Whittier every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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 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 San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Disneyland Employee's Entrance to Norwalk Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to El Monte Station E
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Norwalk Transit System
Phone
562-929-5700
Website
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Bus from El Monte Station - Lower Bay 6 to Painter Avenue and Philadelphia Street
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
ci.norwalk.ca.us

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