San Diego to Benicia Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $65
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 47min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 71 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 463 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Train
$101 · 10h 37min · 119 lb of CO2
SAN to MTZ
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Bus
$94 · 13h 5min · 73 lb of CO2
San Diego to Vallejo
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Flight
$280 · 5h 49min · 524 lb of CO2
SAN to OAK
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San Diego to Benicia Flights

There are 3 airports — SAN, TIJ, CLD — that make sense to fly out of from San Diego and 2 airports — OAK, SFO — to access Benicia. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SAN.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Benicia from San Diego, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$63 · 8h 3min · 92 lb of CO2
San Diego to Benicia

Drive from San Diego to Benicia

It's 464 miles between San Diego to Benicia. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 3min and 8h 27min from San Diego to Benicia under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 8h 51min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Benicia 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 $62.

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

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from San Diego to Benicia. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from San Diego to Benicia?

On your trip from San Diego to Benicia, 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 San Diego to Benicia CA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from San Diego to Benicia. 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 Benicia is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the San Diego/Benicia buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from San Diego 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 San Diego CA and Benicia 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 San Diego to Benicia? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Benicia 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 Benicia 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 San Diego to Benicia?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from San Diego to Benicia is by bus. The bus costs $65 roughly and will take 14 hours 52 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from San Diego to Benicia?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between San Diego area and Benicia, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 10 hours 52 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SRB Sorrento Valley, which is about 14 miles from San Diego. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SLO San Luis Obispo.

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

The total distance between San Diego and Benicia is 464 miles and will take you about 8 hours 3 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $63.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from San Diego to Benicia
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International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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