Distance between San Diego CA and Tucson AZ

The distance from San Diego to Tucson is 410 miles by road including 406 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 6 hours and 13 minutes and goes through El Cajon, El Centro, Yuma, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Spring Valley and Lakeside.

Shortest distance by air 365 mi ✈️
Car route length 410.1 mi 🚗
Driving time 6 h 13 min
Fuel amount 13.9 gal
Fuel cost 34.3 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
San Diego 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
CA 94 9 mi, 10 min
Lemon Grove 9 mi 0:10 10 min 0.3 gal
CA 94 1 mi, 01 min
Spring Valley 10 mi 0:12 12 min 0.3 gal
CA 125 1 mi, 01 min
La Mesa 12 mi 0:14 14 min 0.3 gal
CA 125 I 8 4 mi, 03 min
El Cajon 16 mi 0:17 17 min 0.5 gal
I 8 5 mi, 04 min
Lakeside 21 mi 0:22 22 min 0.7 gal
I 8 92 mi, 1 h 22 min
El Centro 113 mi 1:44 1 h 44 min 3.7 gal
I 8 54 mi, 48 min
Yuma 167 mi 2:32 2 h 32 min 5.6 gal
I 8 16 mi, 14 min
Fortuna Foothills 183 mi 2:46 2 h 46 min 6.1 gal
I 8 227 mi, 3 h 26 min
Tucson 410 mi 6:13 6 h 13 min 13.6 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
San Diego 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
CA 94 9 mi, 10 min
Lemon Grove 9 mi 0:10 10 min 0.3 gal
CA 94 1 mi, 01 min
Spring Valley 10 mi 0:12 12 min 0.3 gal
CA 125 1 mi, 01 min
La Mesa 12 mi 0:14 14 min 0.3 gal
CA 125 I 8 4 mi, 03 min
El Cajon 16 mi 0:17 17 min 0.5 gal
I 8 5 mi, 04 min
Lakeside 21 mi 0:22 22 min 0.7 gal
I 8 3 mi, 02 min
Flinn Springs 24 mi 0:25 25 min 0.7 gal
I 8 8 mi, 07 min
The Willows 32 mi 0:32 32 min 1.0 gal
I 8 12 mi, 10 min
Laguna Junction 44 mi 0:43 43 min 1.5 gal
I 8 32 mi, 28 min
Boulder Park 76 mi 1:11 1 h 11 min 2.6 gal
I 8 11 mi, 10 min
Coyote Wells 88 mi 1:22 1 h 22 min 2.9 gal
I 8 25 mi, 22 min
El Centro 113 mi 1:44 1 h 44 min 3.7 gal
I 8 46 mi, 40 min
Felicity 158 mi 2:25 2 h 25 min 5.3 gal
I 8 9 mi, 07 min
Yuma 167 mi 2:32 2 h 32 min 5.6 gal
I 8 9 mi, 07 min
Araby 176 mi 2:40 2 h 40 min 5.9 gal
I 8 7 mi, 06 min
Fortuna Foothills 183 mi 2:46 2 h 46 min 6.1 gal
I 8 14 mi, 13 min
Wellton 197 mi 3:00 3 h 00 min 6.6 gal
I 8 18 mi, 15 min
Mohawk 215 mi 3:16 3 h 16 min 7.0 gal
I 8 12 mi, 10 min
Kim 227 mi 3:26 3 h 26 min 7.6 gal
I 8 4 mi, 03 min
Stoval 231 mi 3:29 3 h 29 min 7.8 gal
I 8 9 mi, 08 min
Aztec 240 mi 3:38 3 h 38 min 8.1 gal
I 8 16 mi, 14 min
Sentinel 255 mi 3:52 3 h 52 min 8.7 gal
I 8 7 mi, 05 min
Tartron 262 mi 3:58 3 h 58 min 8.8 gal
I 8 7 mi, 06 min
Piedra 269 mi 4:04 4 h 04 min 9.1 gal
I 8 4 mi, 03 min
Theba 273 mi 4:07 4 h 07 min 9.2 gal
I 8 6 mi, 05 min
Smurr 280 mi 4:13 4 h 13 min 9.5 gal
I 8 5 mi, 04 min
Gila Bend 285 mi 4:17 4 h 17 min 9.5 gal
I 8 27 mi, 24 min
Freeman 312 mi 4:41 4 h 41 min 10.5 gal
I 8 34 mi, 30 min
Casa Grande 346 mi 5:11 5 h 11 min 11.7 gal
I 8 I 10 7 mi, 05 min
Eloy 353 mi 5:17 5 h 17 min 11.8 gal
I 10 7 mi, 06 min
Picacho 361 mi 5:24 5 h 24 min 12.2 gal
I 10 6 mi, 05 min
Wymola 367 mi 5:29 5 h 29 min 12.4 gal
I 10 5 mi, 04 min
Red Rock 372 mi 5:34 5 h 34 min 12.5 gal
I 10 4 mi, 03 min
Avra 376 mi 5:38 5 h 38 min 12.8 gal
I 10 14 mi, 12 min
Marana 390 mi 5:50 5 h 50 min 12.9 gal
I 10 21 mi, 22 min
Tucson 410 mi 6:12 6 h 12 min 13.6 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from San Diego to Tucson?

Fuel cost: 34.3 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 410.1 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 2.46 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from San Diego to Tucson?

Driving time: 6 h 13 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 333 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 4 h 53 min
  • 54 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 49 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 2 min
  • 17 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 20 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 2 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 30 mph = 2 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is San Diego to Tucson by land?

The distance between San Diego and Tucson is 410.1 mi by road including 405.8 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of San Diego and Tucson respectively.

How far is San Diego to Tucson by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between San Diego and Tucson is 365.4 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of San Diego and Tucson respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is San Diego from Tucson by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 44 min to cover the distance of 365 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 40 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from San Diego to Tucson?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 27 min to cover the distance of 365 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 48 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between San Diego and Tucson?

The halfway point between San Diego and Tucson is Wellton. It is located about 8 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Wellton to San Diego is 197 mi and driving will take about 3 h. The road between Wellton and Tucson has length 213 mi and will take approximately 3 h 12 min.

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Where is San Diego in relation to Tucson?

San Diego is located 365 mi west of Tucson.

San Diego has geographic coordinates: latitude 32.71741, longitude -117.16277. Click here to see San Diego on map.

Tucson has geographic coordinates: latitude 32.22189, longitude -110.92624. Click here to see Tucson on map.

Which highway goes from San Diego to Tucson?

The route from San Diego to Tucson follows I 8.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • I 10: 58 mi
  • CA 94: 8 mi
  • CA 125: 2 mi
The distance between San Diego and Tucson is ranked 4,440th in the ranking popularity.
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