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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Seattle to San Diego. Traveling by bus from Seattle to San Diego usually takes around 33 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 31 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance1064 mi (1712 km)
Shortest duration31h 40m
Cheapest price$198.49
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to San Diego?

The average price for a bus ticket to San Diego is $207.57, Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus is one of the most eco-concious way to travel on this route. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$253$169$84MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Seattle to San Diego is expected to range from C$202 to C$243. If you are looking to travel to San Diego within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$202. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$202 and can be found on May 17, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$259$208$156$104$52JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$193 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to San Diego in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$232 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

$292$234$175$117$583020100

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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$44.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to San Diego?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Seattle to San Diego. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound31d 9h 2m$216.06
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Seattle to San Diego every day, with the average journey taking around 33 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Diego usually start from $198.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Seattle to San Diego during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 33 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 1712 kilometers from Seattle to San Diego. However, the fastest bus only takes 31 hours and 40 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.

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 San Diego 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, 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 Seattle?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to San Diego, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle 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 Seattle to San Diego; ticket prices start at $176.44.

City Information

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

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 Seattle?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Seattle.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Where does the bus arrive in San Diego?

Arrival stations

All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in San Diego.

Bus stations in San Diego:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave

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