Travel options for:
Santa Monica to San Diego
  • Train

    $32 - $77
    1. Downtown Santa Monica Station

      46 min - every 30 minutes

      $2

    2. 7th Street / Metro Center

      6 min - every 30 minutes

      transfer

    3. Union Station - Metro Red &

      3 min - 1064 feet

    4. Los Angeles Union Station

      2 h 53 min - 4 times a day

      $30 - $75

  • Bus

    $20 - $52
    1. Wilshire / 6th

      1 h 17 min - hourly - line 720

      $1 - $2

    2. Los Angeles, CA

      3 h 1 min - every 4 hours

      $18 - $50

  • Amtrak Thruway

    1. Santa Monica / Lincoln

      1 h 34 min - hourly - line 704

      $1 - $2

    2. Los Angeles, CA

      2 h 45 min - once daily

  • Drive

    $13 - $19
    1. Santa Monica

      2 h 17 min - 134.5 miles

      $13 - $19

  • Fly

    $109 - $355
    1. Santa Monica

      10 min - hourly

      $1 - $2

    2. Westwood

      42 min - hourly

      $7 - $10

    3. Los Angeles (LAX)

      48 min - non-stop

      $100 - $340

    4. San Diego (SAN)

      16 min - every 30 minutes - line 992

      $1 - $3

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From Downtown Santa Monica Station tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, subway to Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, walk to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, then train to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak. 4 h 57 min $56. From Wilshire / 6th line 720 bus to Los Angeles, CA then bus to San Diego, CA. 5 h 18 min $24. From Santa Monica / Lincoln line 704 bus to Los Angeles, CA then Amtrak Thruway to San Diego, CA. 5 h 19 min. From Santa Monica drive to San Diego. 2 h 17 min $16. From Wilshire / 14th bus to Westwood, bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to San Diego airport, then line 992 bus to San Diego. 3 h 24 min $243.