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San Diego-Palm Springs Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

San Diego to Palm Springs bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.13
Fastest time4h 0m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $21.09 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to Palm Springs. Buses from Palm Springs to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $21.09 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $25.11 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 85 miles (137 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to Palm Springs, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Palm Springs. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Diego to Palm Springs. It leaves the station in San Diego at 5:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Diego to Palm Springs. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Palm Springs; ticket prices start at $47.45.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Palm Springs?

There is one bus company that operates from San Diego to Palm Springs. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound14h 31m$31.20

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Most buses depart from the main station in San Diego, California:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Palm Springs?

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in Palm Springs, California:

  • Shell Gas Station

Price trends for buses from San Diego to Palm Springs

Average prices by travel date

$40$26$13AugAug

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$26$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$66$53$40$26$133020100

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