There are 8 ways to get from Toronto 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 Toronto  •  7 h 58 min

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

$146 - $362

7 alternative options

Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to San Diego (SAN) YTZ - SAN

$304 - $1,105

Train to Detroit, fly  •  11 h 40 min

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

$225 - $781

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

$391 - $1,172

Train  •  2 days 13 h

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

$405 - $1,222

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

Bus via Blythe, Ca  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Blythe, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Blythe to San Diego

$284 - $660

Drive  •  41 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to San Diego 2620.6 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to get from Toronto to San Diego, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which takes 7 h 58 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..

Mode details

San Diego is 3 h behind Toronto. It is currently 1:56 PM in Toronto and 10:56 AM in San Diego.

Map of how to get from Toronto to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 2177 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 58 min

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and two 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 Amtrak, and Fullerton Transportation Center in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Detroit to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Montreal, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
41 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Blythe, Ca
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Blythe to San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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