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

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Fly from Tucson  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to San Diego (SAN) TUS - SAN

$133 - $315

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 20 min

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

$47 - $116

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Fly from Phoenix  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) PHX - SAN

$127 - $326

Train, bus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Yuma to San Diego Ciudad Juárez-Tijuana Airport

$91 - $187

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tucson to San Diego Ciudad Juárez-Tijuana Airport / ...

$60 - $110

Train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Tucson Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$106 - $281

Drive  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Tucson to San Diego 413.1 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Tucson to San Diego is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tucson to San Diego is to fly which costs $130 - $320 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Tucson and San Diego is 367 miles. The road distance is 413.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Tucson to San Diego, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tucson and arriving at San Diego. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tucson to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Tucson Amtrak and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 53 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Tucson to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 367.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Tucson to San Diego 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tucson to San Diego via St Mary's/I-10 Interstate, Tucson, Phoenix Downtown, and Phoenix, Az in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tucson to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tucson to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tucson Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Tucson Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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
Bus operators
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
Bus from Tucson to San Diego
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tucson to Phoenix Downtown
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Phoenix, Az to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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