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Journey Information

San Diego to Santa Ana bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$15.00
Shortest Duration1h 55m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.50 was the low point for bus fares from San Diego to Santa Ana. Buses from Santa Ana to San Diego are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.50 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $6.23 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 82 miles (132 kilometers) from San Diego, CA to Santa Ana, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 55 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Santa Ana, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana; ticket prices start at $28.65.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Santa Ana?

There is one bus company that operates from San Diego to Santa Ana. 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
Greyhound52h 15m$19.21

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

San Diego, California has two bus stations with service to Santa Ana, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave
  • San Ysidro Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Santa Ana?

All buses from San Diego arrive at one main station in Santa Ana, California:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

Price trends for buses from San Diego to Santa Ana

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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