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

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Bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9489 / ...

$20 - $49

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$33 - $78

Night bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Whittier to San Diego 109.9 miles

$10 - $16

Bus, tram, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia / Washington to Atlantic / Pomona
  2. Take the tram from Atlantic Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN

$111 - $354

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The cheapest way to get from Whittier to San Diego is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Whittier to San Diego is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Whittier to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia / Washington and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Whittier / Goodrich and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Whittier and San Diego is 101 miles. The road distance is 109.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Whittier to San Diego without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $19 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Whittier to San Diego, including transfers.

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Whittier to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Whittier to San Diego is to bus which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $19 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Whittier to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 101.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Whittier to San Diego hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Whittier to San Diego every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $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 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
Metro Los Angeles
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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Montebello Bus Lines
Phone
323-558-1625
Email
ridembl@cityofmontebello.com
Website
ridembl.com
Bus from Philadelphia / Washington to Atlantic / Pomona
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ridembl.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Whittier to San Diego is 110 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Whittier to San Diego.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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