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San Francisco to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$42.50
Fastest time11h 45m
Trips per day12
bus carriers1
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Overall score for San Francisco to San Diego
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from San Francisco to San Diego cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from San Francisco to San Diego were $77.35.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from San Francisco to San Diego is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $48.78 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between San Francisco and San Diego is approximately 458.59 miles, or 737.84 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 13 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 45 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 San Francisco to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from San Francisco to San Diego by bus is on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Friday 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 San Francisco to San Diego?

On average there are 12 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from San Francisco to San Diego, with an average of 11.967 trips per day and 179.5 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from San Francisco to San Diego. Of the 12 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from San Francisco to San Diego start at $90.67.

1 carriers offer San Francisco to San Diego bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from San Francisco to San Diego from $42.50. There are 11.966667 Greyhound schedules from San Francisco to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $92.50 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In San Francisco, Greyhound departs to San Diego from 425 Mission St 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 San Francisco to San Diego takes 13 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 11 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 13.125 trips per day and you could expect to pay $93.04 for a weekend getaway trip to San Diego.

Avg. Time
13h 2m
Avg. Price
$92.50

Plan your next adventure

Buses to San Diego depart from one main station in San Francisco:
  • 425 Mission St
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 San Francisco:
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr

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