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Journey Information

San Diego to El Monte bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.00
Shortest duration5h 0m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to El Monte 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from San Diego to El Monte?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.88 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to El Monte. Buses from El Monte to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.88 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 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.25 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 106 miles (171 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to El Monte, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours, 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to El Monte 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday 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 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to El Monte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to El Monte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to El Monte?

There is one bus company that operates from San Diego to El Monte. 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
Greyhound66h 15m$17.95

Book Greyhound from San Diego to El Monte from $15. There are 6 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Diego to El Monte and you can expect on average to pay $18 for a Greyhound ticket to El Monte. In San Diego, Greyhound departs to El Monte from Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station. In El Monte, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station, An average trip on Greyhound from San Diego to El Monte takes 6 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to El Monte in 5 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17 for a weekend trip to El Monte.

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