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Journey Information

San Diego to Phoenix bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$64.10
Fastest time7h 45m
Trips per day8
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Phoenix right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Phoenix?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $64.29 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to Phoenix. Buses from Phoenix to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $64.29 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $68.93 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 12 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 299 miles (481 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Phoenix at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Phoenix 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 San Diego to Phoenix; ticket prices start at $153.71.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Phoenix?

There is one bus company that operates from San Diego to Phoenix. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound812h 53m$92.25

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

San Diego, California has two bus stations with service to Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd
  • Glendale Bus Station

Price trends for buses from San Diego to Phoenix

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40OctNov

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

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