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Journey Information

San Diego to Phoenix bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.00
Shortest Duration8h 10m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $37.50 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to Phoenix. Buses from Phoenix to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $37.50 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $45.77 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 299 miles (481 kilometers) from San Diego to Phoenix. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 10 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Phoenix. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Phoenix every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Phoenix; ticket prices start at $115.10.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Phoenix?

There is one bus company that operates from San Diego to Phoenix. 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
Greyhound511h 36m$59.49

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Most buses depart from the main station in San Diego, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

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