There are 8 ways to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly from San Jose  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to San Diego (SAN) SJC - SAN

$82 - $338

Cheapest option

Bus Tufesa  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to East Los Angeles Tufesa
  2. Take the bus from East Los Angeles to San Diego Tufesa

$35 - $82

6 alternative options

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Sunnyvale Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) SFO - SAN

$79 - $323

Train to Oakland, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to San Diego (SAN) OAK - SAN

$114 - $408

Bus, train  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$62 - $119

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 6853 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465

$56 - $144

Train  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$98 - $259

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to San Diego 473.8 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego is to bus which costs $35 - $85 and takes 13 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego is to fly which costs $80 - $340 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Sunnyvale and San Diego is 426 miles. The road distance is 473.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunnyvale to San Diego. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Hollenbeck and arriving at San Diego, Ca via 1St & Santa Clara, San Jose, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunnyvale to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Sunnyvale Caltrain and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 3 min.

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The nearest airport to San Diego is San Diego (SAN) Airport which is 2.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include Tijuana (TIJ) (16 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (78.4 miles), Los Angeles (LAX) (111.9 miles) and Burbank (BUR) (123.9 miles).

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Map of how to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 425.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines fly from Sunnyvale to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunnyvale to San Diego via Santa Clara & 2Nd, 1St & Santa Clara, San Jose Caltrain Station, San Jose, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 11 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Anaheim Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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
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 San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Jose, CA to East Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$22 - $35
Platinum
$30 - $45
Ejecutivo
$35 - $55
Bus from East Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$11 - $16
Platinum
$17 - $22
Ejecutivo
$18 - $25

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