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Tips to know when travelling to San Diego

Travelers usually depart from San Jose International, San José Diridon Station, San Jose-Tufesa Bus Stop, San Jose, CA - Convention Center Station, or Reid–Hillview Airport when they travel from San Jose to San Diego. Book your trip to arrive at San Diego International, San Diego, CA - Old Town, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - La Jolla, or San Diego, CA - Santa Fe. The distance between San Jose and San Diego is 672 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. San Jose and San Diego have 76 direct flights per week.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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San Diego travel tips

1) Photograph the curved Coronado Bridge in San Diego

The long curved bridge across the bay is the hallmark of San Diego. The bridge connects the city and the island of Coronado. The structure was built by Robert Mosher, a modernist architect, in 1969. The bridge is characterized by a bend of 80 degrees — this was necessary so that aircraft carriers could sail under it.

2) Stay at a San Diego hotel where Brad Pitt, Charlie Chaplin, and the British king once stayed

Hotel del Coronado, which looks like a fairytale castle, was opened in 1888. At that time, it was one of the most technically equipped hotels in the world. You can select a room where the presidents of the United States, the English king Edward VIII, Charlie Chaplin, Brad Pitt have stayed, or perhaps even meet Madonna at breakfast. The cost of 1 night in the hotel starts from $400, but you can also just come here for photos.

3) Marvel at the stars in a national park near San Diego

There is only one national park near San Diego – Joshua Tree (the distance is 260 km or a 3-hours ride by car). Nature lovers will love to wander among the quirky Joshua trees, gaze at the stars, and head back to San Diego or the luxurious Palm Springs resort for the night.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Jose to San Diego?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Jose and San Diego takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Jose and San Diego?
The flight distance between San Jose and San Diego is 672 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Jose and San Diego?
Several carriers operate flights between San Jose and San Diego. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Alaska Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Jose?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Jose and Las Vegas, London, Washington, D.C., Dallas, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Louisville, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Des Moines, Austin, Charlotte, Houston, Burbank, Columbus, Manchester.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and London, Edmonton, Manchester, Las Vegas, Dublin, Reykjavik, Bellingham, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Calgary, Raleigh, Tampa, Austin, Naples, Glasgow, Denver, Frankfurt, Taipei, Los Angeles.
What airports are near San Jose?
The main airport in San Jose is San Jose International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, Fresno Yosemite International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near San Diego?
The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Ontario International, John Wayne, Tijuana International, Hollywood Burbank, Mexicali International, Palm Springs International, Imperial County, Long Beach, Yuma International, Hawthorne Municipal.
What buses and trains depart from San Jose?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Jose, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Jose and San Diego?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Jose and San Diego thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Jose and San Diego can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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