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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Phoenix. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Phoenix usually takes around 12 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance299 mi (481 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price$39.48
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Phoenix?

Bus tickets for a trip from San Diego to Phoenix cost $48.57 on average. Tickets cheaper than $48.57 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from San Diego to Phoenix in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $48 to $89. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 6, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Phoenix this week, bus tickets are available starting at $57.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from San Diego to Phoenix are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $56. On the other hand, traveling on this route during April might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for April trips cost $69, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $44.83 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Phoenix?

There are 3 bus lines from San Diego to Phoenix available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 18 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1810h 13m$77.11
Greyhound812h 38m$70.49
Los Limousines1714h 10m$82.43
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 18 trips per day from San Diego to Phoenix, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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. Greyhound performs about 8 bus trips from San Diego to Phoenix every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Phoenix usually start from $39.

  • Book Los Limousines from San Diego to Phoenix from $75. There are 17 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from San Diego to Phoenix and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Phoenix. In San Diego, Los Limousines departs to Phoenix from Cross Border Xpress CBX and one other station. In Phoenix, Los Limousines arrives at 2426 E Jefferson St .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from San Diego to Phoenix takes 14 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Phoenix in 6 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Phoenix.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 299 miles from San Diego to Phoenix. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from San Diego to Phoenix 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Phoenix every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Phoenix; ticket prices start at $123.00.

City Information

San Diego

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.


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Phoenix, in the heart of the American Southwest, is the capital of Arizona and one of the best destinations for escaping the cold winter months. But we won't lie, it can get HOT.

Sure, you can sip a margarita by the pool at any one of the city's many resorts, or you can get outside and experience some of the Sonoran Desert's unique landscapes. For impressive views of the city and the desert beyond, hike up Camelback Mountain, a 2,700-foot humped mountain which resembles a kneeling camel. If you're more a fan of Tiger Woods than camel mountains, see why Phoenix is a top destination for golf at one of the city's 200+ golf courses.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you too can overcome your sore muscles after a long day of hiking or golfing and get ready to hit the town. After all, Phoenix is one of the biggest party hubs in the U.S. Roosevelt Row, a creative arts district known for its galleries and mural-covered walls, is one of many spots where Phoenix comes to life after dark. Recommended haunts on Roosevelt Row include the Churchill and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, as well as The Duce which offers themed nights ranging from Cowboy Night to Burlesque.

Getting to Phoenix is surely easier than getting over your hangover. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a large and busy airport just outside of downtown, and bus service is operated from stations throughout the city connecting Phoenix to destinations in Arizona and beyond. Unfortunately, there is no train service to Phoenix.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Main departure station: San Ysidro Transit Center

Buses to Phoenix leave from 7 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • Cross Border Xpress CBX

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • San Diego Greyhound Bus Stop

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

Main arrival station: 2426 E Jefferson St

Buses arrive in Phoenix at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • 2426 E Jefferson St

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

  • Glendale Bus Station

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