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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to San Diego by plane, train, shuttle, 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 Vancouver  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Diego (SAN) YVR - SAN

$125 - $657

5 alternative options

Train to Everett, fly  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Everett (PAE) to San Diego (SAN) PAE - SAN

$135 - $545

Shuttle to Seattle, fly  •  8h 38m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Diego (SAN) SEA - SAN

$145 - $457

Bus  •  37h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca 1429
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$142 - $352

Train  •  44h 33m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$236 - $708

Drive  •  23h 52m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to San Diego 1405.5 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to San Diego is to shuttle and fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 8h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to San Diego is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver station to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot via Seattle King Street Station and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 33m.

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The distance between Vancouver and San Diego is 1904 km. The road distance is 2248.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 37h 7m and costs $180 - $470.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Vancouver to San Diego, including transfers.

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Vancouver to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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Vancouver to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to San Diego is to fly which takes 5h 41m and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $470 and takes 37h 7m, you could also train, which costs $300 - $950 and takes 44h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 1189.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and San Diego, CA, USA?

WestJet, Air Canada and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles, Ca in around 37h 7m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Everett to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Everett to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Everett to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Everett to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Everett to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
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
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
33h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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

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Vancouver 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 Vancouver to San Diego is 2249 km. It takes approximately 23h 52m to drive from Vancouver to San Diego.

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WestJet, Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to San Diego Airport.

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Book your Vancouver to San Diego train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 1146+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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