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El Monte to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.00
Shortest Duration4h 20m
Trips per day9
bus carriers1
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How to book cheap bus tickets from El Monte to San Diego

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from El Monte to San Diego is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from El Monte to San Diego were $12.25. By booking 9 days out, tickets are on average $2.90 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from El Monte to San Diego?

The distance between El Monte and San Diego is approximately 106.06 miles, or 170.64 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from El Monte to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from El Monte to San Diego by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from El Monte to San Diego has the most daily schedules

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from El Monte to San Diego, with an average of 9 trips per day and 113 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from El Monte to San Diego. Of the 9 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

1 carriers offer El Monte to San Diego bus trips


Book Greyhound from El Monte to San Diego from $8.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Greyhound from El Monte to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $15.88 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In El Monte, Greyhound departs to San Diego from Bus Station, In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from El Monte to San Diego takes 5 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.49 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

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Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from El Monte. Most bus trips to San Diego will depart from:
  • Bus Station
Bus trips arrive in San Diego at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Diego for trips arriving from El Monte:
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr