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Journey Information

Tucson to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$60.00
Shortest duration10h 30m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tucson 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 much is a bus ticket from Tucson to San Diego?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $75.52 was the low point for bus fares from Tucson to San Diego. Buses from San Diego to Tucson are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $75.52 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $66.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 16 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 365 miles (587 kilometers) from Tucson, AZ to San Diego, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Tucson to San Diego for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tucson?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tucson to San Diego, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Tucson 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 Tucson to San Diego; ticket prices start at $74.10.

What bus companies travel from Tucson to San Diego?

There is one bus company that operates from Tucson to San Diego. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound316h 44m$81.23

Book Greyhound from Tucson to San Diego from $60. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Tucson to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $81 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In Tucson, Greyhound departs to San Diego from Bus Terminal, In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave, An average trip on Greyhound from Tucson to San Diego takes 16 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 10 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $83 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

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