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Palm Springs - San Diego Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Palm Springs to San Diego. Traveling by bus from Palm Springs to San Diego usually takes around 6 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price$29.37
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Palm Springs to San Diego?

$52.79 is the average price of a bus ticket from Palm Springs to San Diego. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$82$55$27JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Palm Springs to San Diego is expected to range from $55 to $81. If you are looking to travel to San Diego within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $55. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $55 and can be found on June 18, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$103$82$62$41$21JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $60 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Palm Springs to San Diego in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $103 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$137$109$82$55$273020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$47.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Palm Springs to San Diego?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Palm Springs to San Diego. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US126h 12m$72.13
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 12 trips per day from Palm Springs to San Diego, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 137 kilometers from Palm Springs to San Diego. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in San Diego. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Palm Springs to San Diego, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Palm Springs to San Diego every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Palm Springs to San Diego; ticket prices start at $47.86.

City Information

Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA, US - PSP-0

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Palm Springs is a desert resort city in California defined by its ultra-cool midcentury modern buildings and aesthetics. Travelers seeking relaxation flock to Palm Springs' stylish hotels and resorts like the Caliente Tropic Resort, spas like The Well Spa, hot springs like the Azure Palm Hot Springs, and the city's many palm tree-lined golf courses. History and art buffs can check out the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cabazon Dinosaurs, and Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Trivia break! Can you guess which president had a home in Palm Springs?

Explore the desert environment by meeting some locals at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens or trot through the Indian Canyons on horseback. Outdoor enthusiasts can discover trails for hiking, walking, and mountain biking in the desert city. Palm Canyon Drive, a cultural strip downtown, offers upscale dining and exciting nightlife, from resort restaurants to taverns and lounges.

Visit this chic resort city by train on the Amtrak Texas Eagle or Amtrak Sunset Limited. You can take a bus to Palm Springs on one of FlixBus' routes from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Riverside, and more. The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is easy to reach, only two miles from downtown.

San Diego

San Diego is known as "America's Finest City" for its sunny weather, white-sand beaches, and dazzling attractions from Belmont Park to SeaWorld. San Diego's 70 miles of pristine beaches include such gems as Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Coronado Beach. The city's strong surfing culture may even inspire you to rent a surfboard and catch the epic waves, bro.

Visitors can spend days getting lost in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural hub which features 16 museums, immaculate gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The historic heart of the city, Old Town, showcases San Diego's heritage and ties to Mexican culture, while other sights like the USS Midway pay tribute to the city's military and maritime history. Leave time for some evening exploring, too! San Diego is rated the #1 best city for craft beer in America, so don't miss out on the bars in the Gaslamp Quarter: 16 walkable blocks packed with nightlife and young crowds.

Two airports, as well as many bus and train options, mean it is easy to get to San Diego from afar or from nearby cities like Tijuana, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Palm Springs?

Main departure station: 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Most buses depart from the main station in Palm Springs.

All bus stations in Palm Springs:

  • 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Where does the bus arrive in San Diego?

Main arrival station: San Ysidro Transit Center

Buses arrive in San Diego at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in San Diego:

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

  • San Diego Greyhound Bus Stop

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

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