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Journey Information

Los Angeles to San Diego coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£11.77
Shortest Duration2h 45m
Trips per day12
Coach lines2

Los Angeles to San Diego Route Map

Los Angeles San Diego

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Los Angeles to San Diego 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £13.76 was the low point for coach fares from Los Angeles to San Diego. Coaches from San Diego to Los Angeles are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £13.76 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £3.94 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The average coach takes 3 hours and 54 minutes to travel from LA to San Diego. However, the fastest bus can get you there in 2 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.

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

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to San Diego, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Los Angeles?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Los Angeles to San Diego, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 12 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 8 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 £27.54.

What coach companies travel from Los Angeles to San Diego?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Los Angeles, California to San Diego, California. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 12 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound123h 58m£14.69
Tufesa Internacional12h 57m£19.62

Where does the coach leave from in Los Angeles?

Coaches to San Diego leave from multiple locations in Los Angeles, California. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • 611 Maple Ave
  • Union Station

Where does the coach arrive in San Diego?

Coaches arrive in San Diego at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in San Diego, California:

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

Price trends for coaches from Los Angeles to San Diego

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Prices as travel date approaches


coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA
Based on 12 ratings and reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
29 June 2020Solo travel
Absolutely awesome! I was traveling for my birthday. I truly enjoyed the ride
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.
Wear your mask
4 November 2019Vacation
Very cheap!
Better busses
18 October 2019Couples trip
Komfortable, fast and worth the cost.
It was very hot and the AC was out of order. But a short break and that the driver opened sunroof helped
31 August 2019Visiting friends
The Greyhound was super dirty. There was a used q-tip sitting the window sill next to me. Not cute.
It’s a gamble. The bus going was so dirty. The bus back was great and clean.
18 August 2019Solo travel
Comfortable bus
The staff can be more friendly and the terminal in LA cleaner

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