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Los Angeles to San Diego bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.00
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day47
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Los Angeles to San Diego
4.6
Based on 11 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 44 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
3.8
Value
4.0
Condition
3.9
Ana
5.0
November 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very cheap!
Cons
Better busses
Brittmari
4.0
October 18, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Komfortable, fast and worth the cost.
Cons
It was very hot and the AC was out of order. But a short break and that the driver opened sunroof helped
Chase
4.0
August 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The Greyhound was super dirty. There was a used q-tip sitting the window sill next to me. Not cute.
Cons
Cleanliness
Tips
It’s a gamble. The bus going was so dirty. The bus back was great and clean.
Laura
5.0
August 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable bus
Cons
The staff can be more friendly and the terminal in LA cleaner
Chandru
4.0
July 20, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Delays and communication about them. Wifi was very slow

Is a bus from Los Angeles to San Diego a good day trip?

A bus from L.A. to San Diego makes for a doable and fun day trip. Union Station has 31 daily trips, but it is best to set out early to enjoy a full day in San Diego. From the time you depart in Los Angeles to the time you arrive in San Diego, the ride will take between three and four hours. The best time to leave is early in the morning, especially on a Sunday, as that is typically when the bus is least crowded.

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 L.A.

How much does a bus ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Los Angeles to San Diego were $15.73.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average $3.18 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Diego?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Diego is approximately 111.54 miles, or 179.47 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours,

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 Los Angeles to San Diego?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Los Angeles to San Diego by bus is usually on Sunday. 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. Wednesday 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.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to San Diego?

On average there are 47 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Los Angeles to San Diego, with an average of 44 trips per day and 895 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Los Angeles to San Diego. Of the 47 trips there are 30 trips that are direct connections to San Diego.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Los Angeles to San Diego start at $35.10.

2 carriers offer Los Angeles to San Diego bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Diego from $8.00. There are 44 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $15.30 for a Greyhound ticket to San Diego. In Los Angeles, Greyhound departs to San Diego from Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St and 2 other stations. In San Diego, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 3 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Diego in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 46 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.47 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 21m
Avg. Price
$15.30

Tufesa Internacional

Book Tufesa Internacional from Los Angeles to San Diego from $25.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Tufesa Internacional from Los Angeles to San Diego and you can expect on average to pay $27.68 for a Tufesa Internacional ticket to San Diego. In Los Angeles, Tufesa Internacional departs to San Diego from 611 Maple Ave and 3 other stations. In San Diego, Tufesa Internacional arrives at San Ysidro Transit Center,

An average trip on Tufesa Internacional from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Tufesa Internacional trip will get you to San Diego in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Tufesa Internacional offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.77 for a weekend trip to San Diego.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 58m
Avg. Price
$27.68

Plan your next adventure

There are 7 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to San Diego will depart from these stations in Los Angeles:
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Union Station
  • 611 Maple Ave
  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima
  • E Olympic Blvd 4425
  • 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E
Buses arrive in San Diego at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Diego for trips arriving from Los Angeles:
  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr
  • San Ysidro Transit Center