The Best Way to Get from San Diego to LAX

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Traveling without renting a car can be difficult if you don’t have a clear guide to the most efficient shuttles and buses. By traveling by bus to from San Diego to Los Angeles, you’ll be able to easily catch a shuttle that takes you to LAX. Wanderu helps you take a bus or shuttle from San Diego to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) by providing you step-by-step instructions the entire way.

Step 1 of the trip by bus/shuttle from San Diego to LAX:

The first step to finding public transportation from San Diego to LAX is to find a bus to Los Angeles. Find and book a great deal on a bus or train leaving from San Diego to Los Angeles from $12. You’ll leave San Diego from the San Diego Greyhound Station and arrive at the Los Angeles Greyhound Station, both of which are conveniently located in each city.

Step 2 of the trip by bus/shuttle from San Diego to LAX:

Once you’ve taken the Greyhound bus to Los Angeles, the final step on your bus trip from San Diego to LAX is to take either a SuperShuttle bus from the Greyhound Station directly to the Los Angeles International Airport or take a cab to Union Station and then a Flyaway bus to the airport.

The safest and easiest shuttle from San Diego to LAX is SuperShuttle. Visit the SuperShuttle website to order a shuttle that will pick you up directly from the Greyhound Station to the airport. (Select “To Airport”, search for LAX, and make your pick up location the Los Angeles Greyhound Station).

SuperShuttle - Shuttle from San Diego to LAX

Another option when traveling from San Diego to LAX is to take a taxi from the Greyhound bus station in LA to Union Station, which is about 3 miles away. At Union Station, take a Flyaway bus to LAX. The Flyaway bus costs $9.75.

However, we recommend the SuperShuttle since it’s less hassle (you’ll get picked up right at the Greyhound station and dropped off at the airport).

SuperShuttle LAX Guide

SuperShuttle also offers an airport limousine service that will take you to and from the Los Angeles airport to your home, office or hotel. Often, SuperShuttle can save you money over traditional taxi services by offered shared ride services. While SuperShuttle does not service every airport, most major cities and airports are covered.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is one of the largest and most traveled to airports in the United States located about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles, the largest city in the United States. The airport hub is known for the colorful glass exhibit & 32-foot-high “LAX” letters outside its entrance.

Los Angeles: The City of Angels

Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the 2nd most populous city in the United States. Known for its iconic Hollywood sign, Los Angeles is the nation’s home for the film and television industry. Did you know that Los Angeles’s full name is actually “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”?  Translated from Spanish, it’s “The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the river of Porziuncola.” What a mouthful!

San Diego

San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California about 125 miles south of Los Angeles. Known for its beaches, parks, and warm climate, San Diego is a popular travel destination, with many tourists visiting the world-famous San Diego Zoo. While in San Diego, make sure to buy some avocados as San Diego produces more avocados than any other place in the country.

Travel Safely

At Wanderu, we want to make sure you are equipped with all the information you need to plan a safe trip. Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for the latest tips & advisories.

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About the author
Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!