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    The easiest way would be rent a car and drive. Usually you can find pretty cheap one day rentals. If you prefer to avoid driving then go to amtrak.com and price out a train ticket. about 7 years ago

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    Buses are cheap and easy it only takes a couple of hours and is fairly inexpensive. Try the Greyhound about 7 years ago

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    If you do rent a car, there are 2 main ways to get there:

    1. The fast way: Highway #5 will get you there in about 8 hours, but the drive is pretty boring and not much to see.

    2. The Scenic route: taking highway #1 from SF down to about Santa Barbara is a much more interesting way - you will go through Monetery Bay, Big Sur and Los Padres. And from there you can join back to the #5
    However, keep in mind that this route will take a lot more time, and you should plan a sleepover on the way.

    Oh, and time your arrival to the stretch between LA and San Diego - in the afternoon or on Fridays this stretch can have very bad traffic. about 7 years ago

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    Are there flights from LA to San Diego? It's gotta take more time to fly there than to drive, with all the time spent dealing with the aiport. It takes 2 hours. I don't know where this 8 hour thing came from. Maybe Scott is thinking of San Francisco. about 7 years ago

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    LAX to San Deigo by car is cheap, convienent and you control your movements, roads are easy, 405 south meet up with the 5 and 2 1/2 hours later your there and in comfort. about 7 years ago

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    One way car rentals can be expensive. Check out Craigslist.com. In the LA section, look for rideshares to san Diego. They are tonnes offered and you often just chip in for gas! Can be a good way to meet people, while away the ride with banter and cheap! about 7 years ago

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    Have you checked out the metro? I work at the Hilton in North Hollywood, next to Universal Studios and we have employees that commute via train each day from SD and Carlsbad. about 6 years ago

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    Take the train dude! over 5 years ago

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    Take the train....I used to live there, and would go down to SD to visit friends and would never take my own wheels....too unpredictable with the traffic, and the ride is so easy....last I checked, it was still very reasonable (cost) too. Depending where you are in LA, you can catch one of the Metro systems (red line, gold line, etc.) to Union Station and head out from there. Very easy. over 5 years ago

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    You can take the train or drive. San Diego is about 2 1/2 hours from LA. Flying would not make sense, unless you really had your heart set on it. ;) over 5 years ago

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    take the surfliner train. the LA part is ugly but interesting and the rest is coastal towns heading south. a great ride! about 5 years ago

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    It depends on how fast you need to get there and what kind of tourist you are. One can drive it in 2 hours on the freeway, or take the train for 6 hours, or take a beautiful scenic drive along the coast, which is what I prefer when I have the time. It's wonderful. about 5 years ago

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    AMTRAK. about 5 years ago

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