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

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Fly from Toronto  •  8h 29m

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

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Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  10h 34m

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

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly  •  12h 27m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to San Diego (SAN) BUF - SAN

Train via Detroit  •  2 days 9h

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

Train  •  2 days 14h

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

Bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Dayton Trotwood
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood to Barstow
  4. Take the bus from Barstow Station to San Diego

Drive  •  40h 46m

  1. Drive from Toronto to San Diego 2595.3 miles
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International entry into United States from Canada

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Diego is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Diego is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Diego is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to shuttle and fly which costs $310 - $500 and takes 12h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which costs $260 - $450 and takes 8h 29m.

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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 via Windsor Transit Terminal, Detroit, Dayton Trotwood and Barstow Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16h.

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

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It is 2177 miles from Toronto to San Diego. It is approximately 2595.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Diego without a car is to train which takes 2 days 14h and costs $400 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Toronto to San Diego, including transfers.

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Toronto to San Diego bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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

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The best way to get from Toronto to San Diego is to fly which takes 8h 29m and costs $260 - $450. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $400 - $700 and takes 2 days 9h, you could also bus, which costs $350 - $550 and takes 2 days 16h.

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  • Distance: 2177 miles
  • Duration: 8h 29m

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Toronto to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to San Diego via Windsor, Detroit, Chicago Union Station, and Fullerton Amtrak Station in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $440
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $440
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Montreal
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Ottawa, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Toronto to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Buffalo to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Website
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$35 - $55
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 Detroit to Dayton Trotwood
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Dayton Trotwood to Barstow
Ave. Duration
46h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $280
Flexible
$280 - $410
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Barstow Station to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 37m.

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

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San Diego is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 5:48 AM in Toronto and 2:48 AM in San Diego.

Toronto to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to San Diego is 2595 miles. It takes approximately 40h 46m to drive from Toronto to San Diego.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to San Diego Airport.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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