The driving distance from San Diego, California to Phoenix, Arizona is:

355 miles / 571 km

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Driving distance from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ

The total driving distance from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ is 355 miles or 571 kilometers.

Your trip begins in San Diego, California. It ends in Phoenix, Arizona.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

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If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between San Diego, CA and Phoenix, AZ.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ.

Yuma is your halfway point between San Diego and Phoenix. It is located in southwest Arizona near the confluence of Gila and Colorado Rivers and near the border of California and Arizona. It is a convenient stop because I-8 runs through the city.

Some of the things to do in Yuma include OHV (off-highway vehicle) use at The Imperial Sand Dunes and birding.

About 400 species of local and seasonal birds are found in Yuma’s East Wetlands, West Wetlands and Gateway parks.

Yuma is the gateway to The Imperial Sand Dunes, America’s largest inland sand dune where movies like Star Wars and Scorpion King were filmed. You can rent an ATV, Razor or Rhino to drive on sand dunes.

There are 3 popular sand dune areas in Yuma. Mammoth Wash is located in the north. You can access North Algodones Dunes Wilderness by foot or horseback (no OHV). The biggest and most popular dune begins at Highway 78 and continues south just past I-8.

Vehicle camping is allowed and the main camping areas are Buttercup, Midway and Gray’s Well campgrounds. Bathroom and trash facilities are available in the camping areas. Please note permits are required according to

San Diego, California

City: San Diego
State: California
Country: United States
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Phoenix, Arizona

City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Category: cities

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