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How to get to San Diego by bus

Routes161
Trips per day718
bus lines3
Stations8
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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.

What bus companies travel to San Diego, California?

Located in California, San Diego is accessible by bus from 161 other cities. You can choose from 718 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to San Diego on Wanderu. FlixBus US usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to San Diego are also available.

Bus companies serving San Diego

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1132d 6h 26m$203.08
FlixBus US528h 25m$38.65
Tufesa Internacional115h 42m$55.30
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to San Diego?

$4.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to San Diego, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to San Diego. In the last month, buses from Escondido to San Diego had the lowest average price at $5.77.

Where is the bus station in San Diego, CA?

The busiest bus station in San Diego is Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in San Diego are:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)
  • Westfield UTC Mall

Which bus service has the best service to San Diego?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to San Diego by bus with Greyhound giving them a 4 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Tufesa Internacional had the most comfortable bus service to San Diego taking into account the seats and amenities that Tufesa Internacional offers. They rate Tufesa Internacional a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to San Diego punctually travelers suggest that Greyhound has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to San Diego, rating them a 4.3 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to San Diego, CA?

The closest airport to San Diego is San Diego Intl Airport (SAN), it is located 2.1 miles from the city center of San Diego.

Is San Diego a popular bus travel destination?

San Diego ranks number 41 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 494 in United States. San Diego ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to San Diego via bus service. On average 183 direct daily bus trips serve San Diego.

What is the population of San Diego?

The population of San Diego is 1394928. San Diego ranks number 6 in terms of population in California and number 135 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to San Diego cost?

Bus tickets to San Diego range from $5 for a short trip to San Diego, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to San Diego starts at , and a longer trip by bus to San Diego can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $30 .

What type of traveler does San Diego attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to San Diego for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of San Diego?

The closest bus station to the city center of San Diego is 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village, located just 0.7 miles away. Select 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of San Diego. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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