There are 4 ways to get from Tempe to San Diego by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN

$99 - $285

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Calexico, Ca 6317 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Calexico, Ca to San Diego, Ca 6317 / ...

$49 - $117

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Greyhound Station, Phoenix to San Diego Ciudad Juárez-Tijuana Airport / ...

$57 - $88

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Tempe to San Diego 368.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Tempe to San Diego is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tempe to San Diego is to train and fly which costs $95 - $290 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tempe to San Diego. However, there are services departing from University Dr & McClintock Dr and arriving at San Diego via 24th St/Baseline PNR and Greyhound Station, Phoenix. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 27 min.

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The distance between Tempe and San Diego is 310 miles. The road distance is 368.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Tempe to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 38 min and costs $45 - $120.

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

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Tempe to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Greyhound Station, Phoenix.

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

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Tempe to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at San Diego station.

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San Diego is 1 h behind Tempe. It is currently 10:16 PM in Tempe and 10:16 PM in San Diego.

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  • Distance: 309.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Tempe to San Diego via 3rd St/Washington, Phoenix, Az, and Calexico, Ca in around 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Website
valleymetro.org
Train from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
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.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Calexico, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Greyhound Station, Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Tempe to San Diego is 368 miles. It takes approximately 6 h to drive from Tempe to San Diego.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to San Diego Airport.

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