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There are 6 ways to get from Utah to San Diego by plane, bus, train, night 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 Salt Lake City  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Diego (SAN) SLC - SAN

$74 - $296

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Las Vegas, Nv 6051
  2. Take the night bus from Las Vegas Downtown to La Jolla FlixBus

$64 - $146

4 alternative options

Fly from St George  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from St George (SGU) to San Diego (SAN) SGU - SAN

$163 - $804

Bus  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from West Valley City to Fontana
  2. Take the bus from Fontana to San Ysidro, CA Lv

$120 - $180

Train  •  35 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$212 - $589

Drive  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to San Diego 756.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Utah to San Diego is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Utah to San Diego is to fly which costs $70 - $300 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Utah to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City Amtrak and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Sacramento Amtrak and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 2 min.

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The distance between Utah and San Diego is 557 miles. The road distance is 756.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Utah to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 13 min and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Utah to San Diego, including transfers.

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Utah to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Salt Lake City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Utah to San Diego is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $70 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 35 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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San Diego is 1 h behind Utah. It is currently 4:26 PM in Utah and 3:26 PM in San Diego.

Map of how to get from Utah to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 557.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Millcreek Station, 3500 S @ 1530 W, West Valley City, Fontana, San Ysidro, CA, and San Ysidro/Intl Border in around 20 h 13 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from St George to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from St George to San Diego via Salt Lake City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from St George to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from St George to San Diego via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St George to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from St George to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from West Valley City to Fontana
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Book at
GotoBus
Bus from Fontana to San Ysidro, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
GotoBus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Las Vegas Downtown to La Jolla
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Utah 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 Utah to San Diego is 757 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 58 min to drive from Utah to San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 1111+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Utah to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs $3.

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