Search bus, train, flight tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles

There are 1 bus company operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 1 routes - Pacific Surfliner, 15 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $12 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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San Diego airports, bus, and train stations

OLT San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
3.7 miles from San Diego
SAN San Diego Santa Fe Depot
0.7 miles from San Diego
SAN San Diego Intl
airport · 2.3 miles from San Diego
TIJ General Abelardo L Rodriguez Intl
airport · 16.2 miles from San Diego

Los Angeles airports, bus, and train stations

LAX Los Angeles Union Station
0.5 miles from Los Angeles
LAX Los Angeles Intl
airport · 12.1 miles from Los Angeles
BUR Bob Hope
airport · 12.2 miles from Los Angeles
GDL Glendale Amtrak
5 miles from Los Angeles
LGB Long Beach
airport · 17 miles from Los Angeles

Bus
$12
San Diego to Los Angeles
4h 30minFind tickets
Train
$40
SAN to LAX
2h 33minFind tickets
Flight
$168
SAN to LAX
1h 2min
Bus
$14
San Diego to El Monte
4h 25minFind tickets
Flight
$223
SAN to BUR
2h 49min
Train
$41
SAN to GDL
2h 39minFind tickets
Flight
$714
SAN to LGB
13h 26min
Bus
$13
San Ysidro to Los Angeles
Bus
$34
Tijuana to Los Angeles
4h 53minFind tickets
Flight
$265
TIJ to LAX
9h 39min
Drive
$12
San Diego to Los Angeles
2h 47min

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 driving option 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.

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