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

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Clarita, CA to Los Angeles, CA 5818
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA 5818

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Sylmar station to Hill / 7th 794 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9451 / ...

$25 - $55

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station Antelope Valley Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$38 - $86

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clarita to San Diego 152.8 miles

$15 - $22

Train, fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN

$117 - $365

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

You can take a bus from Santa Clarita to San Diego via Los Angeles, CA in around 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santa Clarita to San Diego via L. A. Union Station station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak in around 4 h 54 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Clarita, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sylmar station to Hill / 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Clarita to San Diego?

The distance between Santa Clarita and San Diego is 226 km. The road distance is 245 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Clarita to San Diego?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Clarita to San Diego is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Clarita to San Diego?

The quickest way to get from Santa Clarita to San Diego is to drive which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $15 - $22.

Is there a direct train between Santa Clarita and San Diego?

No, there is no direct train from Santa Clarita to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Newhall station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Clarita and San Diego?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clarita to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Santa Clarita, CA and arriving at San Diego, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Clarita to San Diego?

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Santa Clarita to San Diego, including transfers.