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San Diego - Anaheim Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 35 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Anaheim. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Anaheim usually takes around 3 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance89 mi (143 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$17.49
Trips per day32
Most frequent serviceLos Limousines
Bus lines3

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

Bus tickets for a trip from San Diego to Anaheim cost $20.72 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from San Diego to Anaheim is expected to be between $21 and $33. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 1, 2024, when tickets are available for July 1, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $27.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from San Diego to Anaheim are at their cheapest average price in January. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $19. On the other hand, traveling on this route during May might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for May trips cost $37, 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 22 days in advance to save $9.38 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Anaheim?

There are 3 bus lines from San Diego to Anaheim available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 20 daily trips, Los Limousines 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 US122h 2m$22.81
Greyhound42h 28m$23.88
Los Limousines204h 19m$37.79
  • 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 12 trips per day from San Diego to Anaheim, 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 4 bus trips from San Diego to Anaheim every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 28 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Anaheim usually start from $20.

  • Book Los Limousines from San Diego to Anaheim from $34. There are 20 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from San Diego to Anaheim and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Anaheim. In San Diego, Los Limousines departs to Anaheim from Cross Border Xpress CBX and one other station. In Anaheim, Los Limousines arrives at 1440 S Anaheim Blvd .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from San Diego to Anaheim takes 4 hours and 19 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Anaheim in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 20 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Anaheim.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 89 miles from San Diego to Anaheim. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Anaheim at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Anaheim, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 35 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Anaheim every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 32 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 Anaheim; ticket prices start at $30.00.

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.


Anaheim, CA - ANA-0

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-1

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Main departure station: Cross Border Xpress CBX

Buses to Anaheim leave from 7 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • Cross Border Xpress CBX

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

  • San Diego Greyhound Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Anaheim?

Main arrival station: 1440 S Anaheim Blvd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Anaheim.

All bus stations in Anaheim:

  • 1440 S Anaheim Blvd

  • Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

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