San Diego to Los Angeles

Thu
$12
Jun 21
Fri
$13
Jun 22
Sat
$13
Jun 23
Sun
$13
Jun 24
Mon
$11
Jun 25
Tue
$11
Jun 26
Wed
$12
Jun 27
Thu
$12
Jun 28
Fri
$12
Jun 29
Sat
$13
Jun 30
Sun
$13
Jul 1
Mon
$12
Jul 2
Tue
$12
Jul 3
Wed
$12
Jul 4
Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $11

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 2min

Most Convenient

Train

Most Convenient

There are 1 bus company operating from San Diego to Los Angeles, 1 train company operating 1 routes - Pacific Surfliner, 15 airlines operating from San Diego to Los Angeles from San Diego to Los Angeles. The cheapest bus costs $11 and is 4h 30min. The cheapest train costs $39 and is 2h 28min. The cheapest flight costs $168 and is 6h 59min.

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What is the best way to travel from San Diego to Los Angeles?

There are 4 ways to travel from San Diego to Los Angeles. 4 buses, 2 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Greyhound running from San Diego to Los Angeles is the cheapest. The flight operated by Alaska Airlines running from SAN to LAX is the fastest. The train operated by Amtrak running from SAN to LAX is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between San Diego and Los Angeles?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from San Diego to Los Angeles. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from San Diego to Los Angeles. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

San Diego airports, bus, and train stations

Los Angeles airports, bus, and train stations

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Bus from San Diego to Los Angeles from $12 with Greyhound

Bus
San Diego to Los Angeles
$12
4h 30min
San Diego
4h 30min · Bus
Los Angeles

Train from SAN San Diego to LAX Los Angeles from $40 with Amtrak

Train
SAN to LAX
$40
2h 33min
  • Amtrak $39
    Train · 1 stop 2h 28min
    OLT
    2h 28min · Train Pacific Surfliner
    LAX
  • Amtrak $40
    Train · 1 stop 2h 33min
    SAN
    2h 33min · Train Pacific Surfliner
    LAX

Flight from SAN San Diego to LAX Los Angeles from $168 with Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Multiple Airlines, Virgin America, United, Hawaiian Airlines

Flight
SAN to LAX
$168
1h 2min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to LAX
    Alaska Airlines
    From $257
  • jetBlue flight to LAX
    jetBlue
    From $787
  • Virgin America flight to LAX
    Virgin America
    From $168
  • United flight to LAX
    United
    From $181
  • Hawaiian Airlines flight to LAX
    Hawaiian Airlines
    From $811

Bus from San Diego to El Monte from $14 with Greyhound

Bus
San Diego to El Monte
$14
4h 25min
San Diego
4h 25min · Bus
El Monte

Flight from SAN San Diego to BUR Burbank from $223 with Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Multiple Airlines, jetBlue

Flight
SAN to BUR
$223
2h 49min
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BUR
    Alaska Airlines
    From $471
  • Southwest Airlines flight to BUR
    Southwest Airlines
    From $222
  • jetBlue flight to BUR
    jetBlue
    From $777

Train from SAN San Diego to GDL Glendale from $41 with Amtrak

Train
SAN to GDL
$41
2h 39min
  • Amtrak $40
    Train · 1 stop 2h 35min
    OLT
    2h 35min · Train Pacific Surfliner
    GDL
  • Amtrak $41
    Train · 1 stop 2h 39min
    SAN
    2h 39min · Train Pacific Surfliner
    GDL

Flight from SAN San Diego to LGB Long Beach from $714 with jetBlue, Alaska Airlines

Flight
SAN to LGB
$714
13h 26min
  • jetBlue flight to LGB
    jetBlue
    From $713
  • Alaska Airlines flight to LGB
    Alaska Airlines
    From $1,327
Bus
San Ysidro to Los Angeles
$13
5h 4min
San Ysidro
5h 4min · Bus
Los Angeles
Bus
Tijuana to Los Angeles
$25
4h 53min
Tijuana
4h 53min · Bus
Los Angeles
Flight
TIJ to LAX
$265
9h 39min
  • Aeromexico flight to LAX
    Aeromexico
    From $439
  • Alaska Airlines flight to LAX
    Alaska Airlines
    From $548
  • Volaris flight to LAX
    Volaris
    From $265
  • Copa flight to LAX
    Copa
    From $1,646
  • Air France flight to LAX
    Air France
    From $3,677
  • Avianca flight to LAX
    Avianca
    From $1,419
  • LATAM Airlines Group flight to LAX
    LATAM Airlines Group
    From $4,307
  • LATAM Airlines Brasil flight to LAX
    LATAM Airlines Brasil
    From $4,140
Drive
San Diego to Los Angeles
$12
2h 47min
San Diego
2h 47min · Drive
Los Angeles