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

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Bus, shuttle via Mesquite  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Old Town San Diego to Las Vegas Strip
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas Strip to Mesquite
  3. Take the bus from Mesquite, NV to St George
  4. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

$122 - $140

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Fly San Diego to Las Vegas, bus, shuttle  •  8h

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Las Vegas (LAS) SAN - LAS
  2. Take the 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

$114 - $340

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Train, bus, taxi  •  14h 41m

  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

$228 - $308

Bus, shuttle  •  15h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas 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

Drive  •  8h 10m

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

$45 - $70

Fly San Diego to St George, shuttle  •  7h 42m

  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

$164 - $605

Fly San Diego to Cedar City, shuttle  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cedar City (CDC) SAN - CDC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Cedar City - Iron County Taxi to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway
  3. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

Train to Los Angeles, fly to St George, shuttle  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to St George (SGU) LAX - SGU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway to Springdale, UT-Zion-Springdale Visitor Center

$250 - $404

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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 10m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Zion National park is to fly and shuttle which costs $160 - $650 and takes 7h 42m.

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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 via Mesquite which takes 14h 20m and costs $120 - $140.

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It takes approximately 14h 20m 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 3h 57m and has one stopover.

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Zion National park is 1h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 12:45 PM in San Diego and 1:45 PM in Zion National park.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Zion National park is 494 miles. It takes approximately 8h 10m to drive from San Diego to Zion National park.

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

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There are 64+ hotels available in Zion National park. Prices start at $100 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: 14h 20m

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 tram to Old Town Transit Center, take the walk to Old Town San Diego, take the bus to Las Vegas Strip, take the bus to Mesquite, take the walk to Mesquite, NV, take the bus to St George, take the walk 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 train to Fullerton Amtrak Station, take the train to Victorville Amtrak, take the walk to Victorville, Ca, take the bus to Barstow, Ca, take the bus to Las Vegas, Nv, take the bus to St George, then take the taxi to Zion National park.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Diego to St George via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Flights from San Diego to Cedar City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Cedar City via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from San Diego to St George via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to St George via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from San Diego to St George via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to St George
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
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 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Victorville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Old Town San Diego to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Las Vegas Strip to Mesquite
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Mesquite, NV to St George
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Las Vegas Airport, NV to St George
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
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
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
stgshuttle.com
Shuttle from Cedar City - Iron County Taxi to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 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 Victorville, Ca to Barstow, Ca
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Barstow, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Tijuana to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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GotoBus
GO123 HOPPER
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to St. George. UT-Mavericks
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
nationalparkexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from St George to Zion National park
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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