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One-Way Flight From LAX To San Diego Costs Whopping $577

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Need to get to San Diego fast? That’ll cost just $577, please.

A survey by the San Diego Union-Tribune found that a one-way ticket for a 40-minute flight from LAX to San Diego’s Lindbergh Field costs a minimum of $577.

By comparison, a flight to London can be bought for as little as $316.

One airline told the newspaper that most of the passengers flying on the route are connecting at LAX to another city and do not pay the full fare.

As for cheaper ways to get between the two cities, the Amtrak Surfliner charges $31 for service between the two Union Stations, and the LAX Fly-Away bus connects with nonstop service to LAX for $7.

But if people really want to fly to San Diego, the cheapest option is a $107 ticket with a changeover in Phoenix.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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