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

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Fly from San Jose  •  3 h 16 min

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

$83 - $343

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose to San Diego FlixBus

$21 - $36

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  4 h 22 min

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

$83 - $328

Train to Oakland, fly  •  4 h 58 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

$115 - $410

Bus, train  •  12 h 2 min

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

$64 - $125

Train  •  16 h 4 min

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

$99 - $260

Bus Tufesa  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana

$75 - $118

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sunnyvale to San Diego 473.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego is to bus which costs $21 - $40 and takes 12 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego is to fly which costs $80 - $350 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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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 Broadway & 3rd Av via San Jose and Old Town Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 19 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 via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 4 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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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego without a car is to bus and train which takes 12 h 2 min and costs $60 - $130.

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

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Sunnyvale to San Diego bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Jose station.

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Sunnyvale to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Jose Diridon Station.

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The best way to get from Sunnyvale to San Diego is to fly which takes 3 h 16 min and costs $80 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $40 and takes 12 h 19 min, you could also train, which costs $95 - $260 and takes 16 h 4 min.

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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 and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Sunnyvale to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Sunnyvale to San Diego 4 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
Train from San Jose Diridon Station 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
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Jose to San Diego
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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GotoBus

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Sunnyvale to San Diego bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at San Diego station.

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Sunnyvale to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunnyvale to San Diego is 474 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Sunnyvale to San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1105+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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