Anaheim to San Diego Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $12
Fastest Way Train — 1h 53min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 12 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 89 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Multiple Airlines
Bus
$12 · 2h 4min · 13 lb of CO2
Anaheim to San Diego
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Train
$35 · 1h 53min · 23 lb of CO2
FUL to SAN
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Flight
$209 · 6h 16min · 1229 lb of CO2
SNA to SAN
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Anaheim to San Diego Flights

There are 3 airports — SNA, LGB, ONT — that make sense to fly out of from Anaheim and 2 airports — SAN, TIJ — to access San Diego. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SNA.

Alaska Airlines, jetBlue operate flights which can help you travel from Anaheim to San Diego.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (SNA) to San Diego Intl (SAN). Alaska Airlines flies from John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (SNA) to San Diego Intl (SAN) and is the quickest flight to get you from Anaheim to San Diego.
Drive
$12 · 1h 48min · 21 lb of CO2
Anaheim to San Diego

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego

It's 89 miles between Anaheim to San Diego. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 48min and 1h 54min from Anaheim to San Diego under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 59min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to San Diego by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $11.

What is the best way to travel from Anaheim to San Diego?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Anaheim to San Diego. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Santa Ana towards San Diego, as it is the cheapest to San Diego. It's common to find tickets for as low as $12. Greyhound operates from Anaheim to San Diego, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Anaheim to San Diego?

On your trip from Anaheim to San Diego, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Anaheim to San Diego CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Anaheim to San Diego. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to San Diego is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Anaheim/San Diego buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Anaheim is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Anaheim CA and San Diego during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Anaheim to San Diego? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of San Diego traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to San Diego is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Anaheim to San Diego?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Anaheim to San Diego is by bus. The bus costs $12 roughly and will take 2 hours 4 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Anaheim to San Diego?

Amtrak costs about $36 between Anaheim and San Diego. In total, the train will take roughly 2 hours 4 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at FUL Fullerton Transportation Center, which is 3 miles from Anaheim. Further, once you arrive at OLT San Diego Old Town Transportation Center or you will still have 4 miles to San Diego.

How long does it take from Anaheim to San Diego by car?

The total distance between Anaheim and San Diego is 89 miles and will take you about 1 hour 48 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $12.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Anaheim to San Diego
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Anaheim to San Diego
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Anaheim to San Diego
Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from Anaheim to San Diego
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