There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to Zion National park by plane, shuttle, car, bus, taxi or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to St George, shuttle  •  6 h 55 min

  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

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
  4. Take a taxi from St George to Zion National park

$181 - $298

3 alternative options

Fly to Cedar City, drive  •  6 h 1 min

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

$237 - $1,212

Train, bus, taxi  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Irvine Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Irvine station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
  5. Take a taxi from St George to Zion National park

$204 - $334

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  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 8 h 14 min.

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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 6 h 1 min.

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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 taxi which takes 10 h 13 min and costs $180 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min 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 St George Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Zion National park is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 9:03 AM in San Diego and 10:03 AM in Zion National park.

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

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to St George Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Zion National park. Prices start at $85 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: 6 h 55 min

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

There is no direct connection from San Diego to Zion National park. However, you can take the line 992 bus to Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1, take the walk to San Diego airport, fly to St George, take the taxi to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, take the shuttle to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center, then take the walk to Zion National park. Alternatively, you can take the line 992 bus to Lindbergh Field & Terminal 1, take the walk to San Diego airport, fly to Cedar City, then take the drive to Zion National park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to St George via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cedar City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Cedar City via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from San Diego to St George via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to St George via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 Irvine Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
stgshuttle.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 San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
54 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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