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San Diego - Anaheim Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Anaheim. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Anaheim usually takes around one hour and 49 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance89 mi (143 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$9.99
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

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

$12.36 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Diego to Anaheim. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Diego to Anaheim is expected to range from $11 to $17. If you are looking to travel to Anaheim within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $11 and can be found on June 7, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from San Diego to Anaheim by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $15 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.27 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Anaheim?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Diego to Anaheim. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US161h 49m$13.64
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 16 trips per day from San Diego to Anaheim, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Anaheim during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from San Diego to Anaheim?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 49 minutes to cover the 89 miles from San Diego to Anaheim. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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.

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 Anaheim, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Anaheim each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Anaheim every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from San Diego to Anaheim without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Anaheim; ticket prices start at $29.80.

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

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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: Westfield UTC Mall

Buses to Anaheim leave from 6 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • Westfield UTC Mall

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • Balboa Park - Presidents Way

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Anaheim?

Main arrival station: Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in Anaheim.

All bus stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim (ARTIC - Bay 11)

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