Driving from San Diego to Las Vegas

Vegas, baby! What could make for a better weekend getaway than bolting out of town for the shimmering lights and sounds of Las Vegas? Only a little more than five hours apart, it's entirely possible to complete the drive from San Diego to Las Vegas in one day. However, drivers who keep their foot on the gas the whole time risk missing several of the top notch parks, towns and sites found along the way. Here's how you can turn your drive to Las Vegas into a memorable family trip with a few key pitstops along the way. Be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.


Drive Time from San Diego to Las Vegas: approximately 5 hours
Distance from San Diego to Las Vegas: approximately 330 miles
Best car for this road trip: Intermediate SUV

 

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