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There are 7 ways to get from Toronto to San Diego by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Toronto  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Diego (SAN) YYZ - SAN

$146 - $362

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Train to Detroit, fly  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Diego (SAN) DTW - SAN

$248 - $772

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
  4. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$414 - $1,163

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to San Bernardino, Ca
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca

$260 - $671

Train  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
  4. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$422 - $1,226

Bus, train  •  3 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Yuma to San Diego

$392 - $1,076

Drive  •  41 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to San Diego 2620.6 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Toronto, On and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Chicago, Il and San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Toronto and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between Toronto and San Diego is 3483 km. The road distance is 4192.9 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 14 h and costs $340 - $900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Toronto to San Diego, including transfers.

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Toronto to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Toronto, On station.

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Toronto to San Diego train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which takes 8 h 26 min and costs $190 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $500 - $1,600 and takes 2 days 8 h, you could also bus, which costs $340 - $900 and takes 2 days 14 h.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 2177 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and San Diego, CA, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Toronto to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to San Diego via Windsor, Detroit Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, and Fullerton Transportation Center in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
42 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Chicago Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $450
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $800
Business Coach Seat
$650 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Chicago, Il to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$190 - $330
Flexible
$380 - $500
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Yuma to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 33 min.

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Toronto to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego is 3 h behind Toronto. It is currently 7:36 PM in Toronto and 4:36 PM in San Diego.

Toronto 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 Toronto to San Diego is 4193 km. It takes approximately 41 h 5 min to drive from Toronto to San Diego.

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Air Canada, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Toronto 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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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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