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Journey Information

San Diego to Long Beach bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$7.00
Shortest Duration2h 5m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Does the bus take you directly from San Diego to Long Beach?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from San Diego to Long Beach. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Long Beach?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.00 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 $16.00 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.31 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 3 minutes 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. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Long Beach, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 6 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Long Beach 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 California to California without transferring.

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
Greyhound63h 4m$18.01

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 Long Beach?

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in Long Beach, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1498 Long Beach Blvd

Price trends for buses from San Diego to Long Beach

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepOct

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Diego, CA to Long Beach, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Alecs
5.0
July 6, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Driver was excellent and handled the bus smoothly.
Cons
WiFi connection!
Tips
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