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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Long Beach. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Long Beach usually takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance94 mi (152 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price$9.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Diego to Long Beach

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




July 6, 2020- Visiting friends


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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What bus companies travel from San Diego to Long Beach?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Diego to Long Beach. 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 US42h 36m$15.62
  • 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 4 trips per day from San Diego to Long Beach, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

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.

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 Long Beach?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 94 miles from San Diego to Long Beach. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

The first bus leaves at 5:00pm 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 bus trips to Long Beach are there per day?

There are 4 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 San Diego to Long Beach without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Long Beach; ticket prices start at $50.10.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Main departure station: San Ysidro Bus Terminal

Buses to Long Beach leave from 4 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • Balboa Park - Presidents Way

  • Westfield UTC Mall

Where does the bus arrive in Long Beach?

Main arrival station: Shelter 'A' - 107 E First Street

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

All bus stations in Long Beach:

  • Shelter 'A' - 107 E First Street

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