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Journey Information

San Diego to El Monte bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$13.00
Shortest Duration4h 45m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to El Monte right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $13.00 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 $13.00 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $12.50 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 106 miles (171 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to El Monte, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 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?

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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 usually only 2 buses per day from San Diego to El Monte. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

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 one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound25h 15m$18.71

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 El Monte?

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in El Monte, California:

  • Bus Station

Price trends for buses from San Diego to El Monte

Monthly average prices

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