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Trip San Francisco San Diego

Plan your trip by plane, train, bus from San Francisco to San Diego

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How to get from San Francisco to San Diego?

We are suggesting 5 routes by plane, train, bus to plan your trip San Francisco San Diego. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport San Francisco San Diego

For your trip from San Francisco (California, United States) to San Diego (California, United States) with a distance of 458 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining bus, train and/or plane, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight San Francisco > San Diego will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave San Francisco and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at San Francisco International SFO airport, 11.2 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to San Diego (San Diego International airport, IATA code: SAN) operated by Virgin America, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from San Francisco to San Diego without changing trains. You can take the train Los Angeles-San Diego and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains Pacific Surfliner of Amtrak to San Diego leave from Los Angeles railway station in Los Angeles. Arrival in San Diego will take place at San Diego station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip San Francisco San Diego only by bus, there are other means of transport (train) that will complete the journey San Francisco-Los Angeles.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in San Francisco. The bus will drop you off at Los Angeles Union Station bus station (181.4 mi from Los Angeles, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at San Francisco Caltrain Station bus station (0 mi from San Francisco) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Los Angeles.

Which carriers to travel between San Francisco and San Diego?

Airlines
Virgin America carries out a flight from San Francisco International SFO airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of San Francisco to San Diego (arrival at San Diego International SAN airport)
American Airlines flies on the route from San Francisco International SFO airport (located 11.2 mi from San Francisco, United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Southwest Airlines schedules the flight from San Francisco International SFO airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of San Francisco to San Diego (arrival at San Diego International SAN airport)
United Airlines ensures the flight route from San Francisco International SFO airport (located 11.2 mi from San Francisco, United States) to San Diego (serving San Diego International SAN airport)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Los Angeles-San Diego with the train Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of San Diego at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of San Francisco Caltrain Station in San Francisco and to the one of Los Angeles Union Station (California United States)

Stop cities from San Francisco or cities to visit near San Diego

When travelling from San Diego to San Francisco by bus, train, plane, you might have to change at Los Angeles located at 112 mi from San Diego (United States). If you have some time on your way to San Diego or back to San Francisco, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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