How to Get to Six Flags Magic Mountain from San Diego


Are you looking for a fun weekend getaway with family and friends to Six Flags Magic Mountain, but don’t know how to get there? Are you searching for all the different options there are to get there from San Diego? You’re search is over as you just found the perfect article for planning your trip!



Bus Tickets 

Greyhound buses will take you approximately 5 hours to get to Six Flags and cost anywhere between $40 to $70. You will first take a 2 hour bus ride from San Diego to Santa Ana to then get on an additional 2 hour bus ride to Santa Clarita. From there, you can hop in a short 10 minute cab ride directly to Six Flags!

Train Tickets

Amtrak trains also can take you to Six Flags in the same time as taking a bus. You will first take a 3 hour train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station. From there, you will take a 1 hour and 15 minute train to Santa Clarita station and then it will be a short 10 minute cab ride until you reach the park gates. In total, it will cost approximately $60 to $100.


The easiest, fastest, and cheapest option to get to Six Flags would be by car. The park is only about 155 miles away from San Diego and should take you approximately 3 hours. There are 2 main Freeways that run out of San Diego to the park. You can take Interstate 5 north to Magic Mountain Parkway. Proceed along Magic Mountain Parkway until you reach Six Flags parking lot entrance. Use this for GPS

Six Flags Parking

You can pay for your parking now online here before you get to the park and save time and cash at the tolls. Parking purchased online costs the same as what it costs if you purchase it at the park. Parking costs $25 per vehicle, but you can upgrade to preferred parking for an additional $10.

Groups - Consider to rent a bus from

If you are traveling with a big group, a great option would be to rent out a charter bus or school bus to take your group back and forth from the park. The great part about chartering a bus is you get picked up and dropped off right at your doorstep. BookBuses provides accurate and affordable quotes according to your needs during your trip, such as custom stopovers, restrooms, WiFi, power outlets, and much more. Instead of having to do intensive research on different kinds of charter buses you can get, head to the BookBuses saves you so much time researching different bus charter options as the website platform allows you see and compare all the different charter bus companies so you can get the best price! To make things even easier for you, BookBuses takes care of all the details. The only additional fee on the day itself will be a small parking fee. All you have to do is book a bus and wait for the day it arrives! Visit or call (646) 801 6280 more information and the different bus possibilities for your group travels!

Here is a quick comparison of the cost to bring a group to Six Flags from San Diego.

Group Transportation Price Comparison from San Diego to Six Flags

Bus Tickets Train Charter Bus Door to Door Charter Bus Per Person
Single Seats Round Trip $110 $160 -- --
30 Passengers $3,300 $4,800 $1,800 $60
50 Passengers $5,500 $8,000 $2,200 $44
Travel Time Each Way 5 Hours 5 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours

*All prices are estimates and may vary over time

Group Discounts & Group Pricing Six Flags

Groups Pricing for 15+

Six Flags offers a great discount for groups between 15-99 people who purchase their tickets in advance! By purchasing the tickets online here or by calling (646) 801 6280:

  • Tickets are as low as $45.99

  • 1 FREE ticket for every 15 tickets pre-purchased

Six Flags Hours

Six Flags operating hours are pretty consistent, but they do change occasionally based on the day. Make sure to check Six Flags Magic Mountain website for accurate times. The typical operating hours are:

Monday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM

Tuesday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM

Thursday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM

Friday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM

Saturday: 10:30AM - 9:00PM

Sunday: 10:30AM - 9:00PM


Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has some amazing water attractions to offer while at the park. From pulse-pounding speed slides to gentler options for tots, Hurricane Harbor is perfect for families and groups! Currently, Hurricane Harbor is closed for the remaining year, but will reopen in the beginning of 2019! Check out Hurricane Harbor website for more information.



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