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Journey Information

San Diego to Long Beach bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.00
Shortest duration2h 5m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Long Beach 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 Long Beach?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.75 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to Long Beach. Buses from Long Beach to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.75 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 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $8.25 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 1 minute to cover the 94 miles (152 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to Long Beach, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 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?

Because many passengers travel from San Diego to Long Beach at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Long Beach, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Long Beach every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 Long Beach; ticket prices start at $50.10.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Long Beach?

There is one bus company that operates from San Diego to Long Beach. 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
Greyhound75h 1m$19.86

Book Greyhound from San Diego to Long Beach from $16. There are 7 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Diego to Long Beach and you can expect on average to pay $20 for a Greyhound ticket to Long Beach. In San Diego, Greyhound departs to Long Beach from Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave and one other station. In Long Beach, Greyhound arrives at, An average trip on Greyhound from San Diego to Long Beach takes 5 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Long Beach in 2 hours and 5 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $19 for a weekend trip to Long Beach.

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Diego, CA to Long Beach, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Alecs

July 6, 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Driver was excellent and handled the bus smoothly. Cons: WiFi connection! Tips: Look into bus travel vs. driving! Pros: Driver was excellent and handled the bus smoothly. Cons: WiFi connection! Tips: Look into bus travel vs. driving!

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