How to get from San Diego to Los Angeles

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from San Diego to Los Angeles

You can get from San Diego to Los Angeles by train, bus or flight.

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To get from San Diego to Los Angeles on 08 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Los Angeles from San Diego

distanceDistance111 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £175
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 2 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £175 • 1 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, skywest airlines or Amtrak

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 111 miles from San Diego to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, skywest airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from San Diego to Los Angeles.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel from San Diego to Los Angeles. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from San Diego to Los Angeles, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Los Angeles:

A coach is £157 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles costing on average £175.

A coach is about £14 less than a train, which costs on average £32 for this trip.

The fastest way from San Diego to Los Angeles is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 1 min.

Other travel options between San Diego and Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 47 min   of travel time.

The distance from San Diego to Los Angeles is approximately 111 miles.

The average frequency per day from San Diego to Los Angeles is:

  • Around 4 coaches per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from San Diego to Los Angeles as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from San Diego to Los Angeles:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from San Diego to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Flixbus can take you to Los Angeles by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from San Diego to Los Angeles for £18.
    • Skywest airlines can get you to Los Angeles by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with skywest airlines from San Diego to Los Angeles for £175 on Omio.
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Los Angeles by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak San Diego to Los Angeles tickets on Omio for £32.

    Yes, there are direct services available between San Diego and Los Angeles with the following travel operators:

    • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus with 4 direct coaches per day.
    • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with skywest airlines.
    • You can take a direct train with Amtrak with 8 direct trains per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Los Angeles as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between San Diego and Los Angeles.

    Looking to extend your trip from San Diego to Los Angeles? Many Omio customers who go from San Diego to Los Angeles usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Madrid or London from Los Angeles, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    Before travelling from San Diego to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £18 one way.
    • The price of a plane ticket is £175 one way on average for this trip.
    • The price of a train ticket is £32 one way on average for this journey.

    But we recommend booking San Diego to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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