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Oakland to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.75
Fastest time11h 10m
Trips per day11
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How much does a bus ticket from Oakland to San Diego cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Oakland to San Diego were $52.28.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Oakland to San Diego is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $23.61 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Oakland to San Diego?

The distance between Oakland and San Diego is approximately 454.76 miles, or 731.68 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 12 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Oakland to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Oakland to San Diego by bus is on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Oakland to San Diego?

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Oakland to San Diego, with an average of 11 trips per day and 204 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Oakland to San Diego. Of the 11 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Oakland to San Diego start at $82.16.

1 carriers offer Oakland to San Diego bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Oakland to San Diego from $39.75. There are 11 Greyhound schedules from Oakland to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $72.34 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In Oakland, Greyhound departs to San Diego from Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave and no other station. In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Oakland to San Diego takes 12 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 11 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $72.91 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
12h 34m
Avg. Price
$72.34

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Buses to San Diego depart from one main station in Oakland:
  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave
Buses arrive in San Diego at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Diego for trips arriving from Oakland:
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr