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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Yuma by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 19:50 / ...

$45 - $65

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$78 - $194

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Yuma 170.6 miles

$16 - $25

Fly  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Yuma (YUM) SAN - YUM

$154 - $804

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Yuma is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Yuma is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at Yuma. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Yuma. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Yuma Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Yuma is 148 miles. The road distance is 170.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Yuma without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $45 - $65.

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The bus from San Diego to Yuma takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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San Diego to Yuma 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 Yuma is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $850 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Yuma.
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  • Distance: 148.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from San Diego to Yuma every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Greyhound USA also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Yuma via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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 Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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.

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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 Yuma, Az
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Yuma Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Yuma bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Yuma station.

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Yuma is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:45 PM in San Diego and 6:45 PM in Yuma.

San Diego to Yuma train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Yuma Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Yuma is 171 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from San Diego to Yuma.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Yuma Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Yuma. Prices start at $42 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 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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