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There are 8 ways to get from San Diego to Zion National park by plane, car, shuttle, bus, train or taxi

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Fly to Cedar City, drive  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cedar City (CDC) SAN - CDC
  2. Drive from Cedar City to Zion National park

$237 - $1,212

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Bus, drive  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Las Vegas Downtown
  2. Take the bus from S MLK Blvd, Las Vegas to Cedar City, UT
  3. Drive from Cedar City to Zion National park

$54 - $80

6 alternative options

Fly to St George, shuttle  •  7h 55m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to St George (SGU) SAN - SGU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

Fly to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Las Vegas (LAS) SAN - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas Airport, NV to St George
  3. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

Bus, shuttle  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Las Vegas Strip
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to St. George. UT-Mavericks
  3. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

Train, bus, taxi  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Victorville Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Victorville, Ca to Barstow, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  5. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
  6. Take a taxi from St George to Zion National park

$226 - $397

Bus  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Fontana
  2. Take the bus from Fontana, CA to St George
  3. Take the bus from St. George to Zion National Park, UT

$112 - $182

Drive  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Zion National park 493.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Zion National park is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Zion National park is to fly and drive which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 6h 23m.

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The distance between San Diego and Zion National park is 391 miles. The road distance is 493.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Zion National park without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 13h 36m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from San Diego to Zion National park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Cedar City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 7m and has one stopover.

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Zion National park is 1h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 7:01 PM in San Diego and 8:01 PM in Zion National park.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Zion National park is 494 miles. It takes approximately 8h 14m to drive from San Diego to Zion National park.

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Delta offers flights from San Diego Airport to Cedar City Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Zion National park. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Zion National park.
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  • Distance: 390.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Zion National park, UT, USA?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Zion National park via San Ysidro/Intl Border, Tijuana, Fontana, CA, St George, St. George, and Zion National Park, UT in around 21h 39m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cedar City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to St George via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to St George via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from San Diego to St George via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
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
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Victorville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
St. George Shuttle
Phone
+1 435-628-8320/(800) 933-8320
Email
info@stgshuttle.com
Website
stgshuttle.com
Shuttle from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
stgshuttle.com
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas Airport, NV to St George
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from St. George to Zion National Park, UT
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to St. George. UT-Mavericks
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from S MLK Blvd, Las Vegas to Cedar City, UT
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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GotoBus
Bus from Tijuana to Fontana
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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GotoBus
Bus from Fontana, CA to St George
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
GotoBus
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 Victorville, Ca to Barstow, Ca
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from St George to Zion National park
Ave. Duration
54m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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