There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to San Diego by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Vancouver  •  5 h 39 min

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

$124 - $654

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Fly from Seattle  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Diego (SAN) SEA - SAN

$144 - $452

Bus  •  36 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca 1429
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465

$141 - $347

Train  •  44 h 34 min

  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 Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot

$236 - $708

Drive  •  23 h 52 min

  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 fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to San Diego is to fly which costs $160 - $850 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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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 36 h 37 min.

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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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 34 min.

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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 36 h 37 min and costs $180 - $450.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min 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 5 h 39 min and costs $160 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $450 and takes 36 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs $300 - $950 and takes 44 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 1189.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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 36 h 37 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Fresno
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Thursday 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
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 Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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 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 Vancouver, Bc to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
33 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 53 min.

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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 23 h 52 min to drive from Vancouver to San Diego.

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

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There are 1099+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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