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Journey Information

There are 116 intercity coaches per day from Los Angeles to San Diego. Traveling by coach from Los Angeles to San Diego usually takes around 4 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance111 mi (179 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price£11.46
Trips per day84
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for coaches from Los Angeles to San Diego

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)




17 February 2024- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: Friendly drivers. Cons: Restrooms always need cleaning.



28 January 2024- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Everything and nice driver friendly people. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.



15 August 2023- Solo travel


Pros: On time, convenience, good price and great service. The driver went out of his way, to handle a situation (a passenger disturbing with his loud music). Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be mindful, others do not need to listen to your music or personal conversations.



19 March 2022- Solo travel


Pros: Going to Los Angeles. Tips: Plan ahead , have internet for communication, getting around.



29 June 2020- Solo travel


Pros: Absolutely awesome! I was traveling for my birthday. I truly enjoyed the ride. Cons: The electric outage and wifi was not working on my way home on the entire left side of bus. I had to run a cord to the other side. And the bus was to crowded. Tips: Wear your mask.

Los Angeles to San Diego Route Map

Los Angeles San Diego

How much is a coach ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego?

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to San Diego cost £21.52 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Los Angeles to San Diego in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from £21 to £25. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on 29 July 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to San Diego this week, bus tickets are available starting at £23.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Los Angeles to San Diego is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only £20. If you're planning to take the bus from Los Angeles to San Diego during May, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £26. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to £6.41 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What coach companies travel from Los Angeles to San Diego?

There are 5 bus lines from Los Angeles to San Diego available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 57 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autobuses Monarca23h 23m£42.29
FlixBus US573h 33m£20.70
Greyhound245h 22m£26.29
Los Limousines305h 42m£29.65
Tufesa Internacional43h 26m£33.06
  • Book Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to San Diego from £41. There are 2 Autobuses Monarca schedules from Los Angeles to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay for a Autobuses Monarca ticket to San Diego. In Los Angeles, Autobuses Monarca departs to San Diego from 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd and 1 other station. In San Diego, Autobuses Monarca arrives at San Ysidro CA and no other station.

    An average trip on Autobuses Monarca from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 3 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available Autobuses Monarca trip will get you to San Diego in 1 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Autobuses Monarca offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to San Diego.

  • 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 57 trips per day from Los Angeles to San Diego, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 24 bus trips from Los Angeles to San Diego every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 22 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Diego usually start from £14.

  • Book Los Limousines from Los Angeles to San Diego from £27. There are 30 Los Limousines schedules from Los Angeles to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to San Diego. In Los Angeles, Los Limousines departs to San Diego from Los Angeles Bus Station and 1 other station. In San Diego, Los Limousines arrives at Cross Border Xpress CBX and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 5 hours and 42 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to San Diego in 1 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 30 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to San Diego.

  • Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 4 from Los Angeles to San Diego, with prices starting from £30. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average coach takes 4 hours and 25 minutes to travel from LA to San Diego. However, the fastest bus can get you there in 1 hours and 45 minutes. The distance between LA and SD is 111 miles, or 179 kilometers, which makes for a manageable day trip.

If you depart from Union Station in the morning, you will have plenty of time to enjoy San Diego in the daylight. Experience the beautiful beaches and ocean views, as well as famous sites like the San Diego Zoo and the U.S.S. Midway Museum. You can easily spend eight hours in San Diego before heading back to LA.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Los Angeles to San Diego, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 116 scheduled coaches that travel from Los Angeles to San Diego every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 84 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to San Diego; ticket prices start at £19.79.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

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 coach leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: Los Angeles Bus Station

Coaches to San Diego leave from 12 stations in Los Angeles.

All coach stations in Los Angeles:

  • Los Angeles Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • West LA - Expo/Sepulveda

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • 1234 Laurel Canyon Blvd

  • 1716 7th Street

Where does the coach arrive in San Diego?

Main arrival station: San Ysidro Bus Terminal

Coaches arrive in San Diego at 10 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in San Diego:

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • Cross Border Xpress CBX

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

  • San Diego Greyhound Bus Stop

  • San Ysidro CA

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

  • Balboa Park - Presidents Way

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