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Buses from San Diego to Palm Springs

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San Diego - Palm Springs Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from San Diego to Palm Springs. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Palm Springs usually takes around 5 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration5h 15m
Cheapest price$27.98
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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Price trends for buses from San Diego to Palm Springs

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What bus companies travel from San Diego to Palm Springs?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Diego to Palm Springs. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US15h 15m$34.30
  • 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 1 trips per day from San Diego to Palm Springs, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 85 miles from San Diego to Palm Springs. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Diego to Palm Springs. It leaves the station in San Diego at 6:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus departures serve Palm Springs each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Diego to Palm Springs. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Palm Springs; ticket prices start at $36.00.

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: 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

Most buses depart from the main station in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

Where does the bus arrive in Palm Springs?

Main arrival station: Palm Canyon at Baristo Bus Stop

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in Palm Springs.

All bus stations in Palm Springs:

  • Palm Canyon at Baristo Bus Stop

Need a return trip from Palm Springs to San Diego?

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