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San Diego - Albuquerque Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Albuquerque. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Albuquerque usually takes around 28 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 22 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance627 mi (1009 km)
Shortest duration22h 5m
Cheapest price$42.97
Most frequent serviceLos Limousines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from San Diego to Albuquerque

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




August 7, 2019- Visiting family


Pros: no one sat next to me. Cons: seats hard to sleepin but iam 6'4. Tips: Bring food.

How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Albuquerque?

Bus tickets for a trip from San Diego to Albuquerque cost $54.47 on average. Tickets cheaper than $54.47 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from San Diego to Albuquerque is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $156. If you're planning to take the bus from San Diego to Albuquerque during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $212. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 12 days in advance to save $132.51 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Albuquerque?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from San Diego to Albuquerque that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Los Limousines usually offers more choice, with 18 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US623h 51m$118.87
Los Limousines181d 5h 6m$169.63
  • 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 6 trips per day from San Diego to Albuquerque, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book Los Limousines from San Diego to Albuquerque from $155. There are 18 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from San Diego to Albuquerque and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Albuquerque. In San Diego, Los Limousines departs to Albuquerque from San Ysidro Bus Terminal and one other station. In Albuquerque, Los Limousines arrives at Albuquerque Bus Station .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from San Diego to Albuquerque takes 29 hours and 6 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Albuquerque in 22 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 19 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Albuquerque.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 28 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 627 miles from San Diego to Albuquerque. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 hours and 5 minutes. 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.

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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Albuquerque, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Albuquerque every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Albuquerque; ticket prices start at $102.00.

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.


A city rich in history and culture, Albuquerque offers an exciting mix of Hispanic and Native American cultural elements. The city’s main attraction is the Old Town quarter, which has been around for over 300 years. Featuring quaint cobblestone streets and brightly colored adobe huts, the quarter is a perfect blend of the two cultures, making it a rare sight in the U.S. The quarter also houses the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in the city. Nature lovers will find the ABQ BioPark a pleasant surprise. Featuring an aquarium, a beach, a zoo, and a botanical garden, the park offers enough fun for the whole day. If you wish to learn more about the local Native American heritage, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the place to visit.

The Albuquerque food scene is among the most vibrant around. The state’s staple dishes are strong and spicy with a very distinctive New Mexican vibe. The best place to check out these dishes is at High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, a local favorite. Don’t forget to try out the city’s unique wine scene as well, and if you wish to sample different varieties, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is a great chance to do so.

The Alvarado Transportation Center is the busiest bus and train station in the city. Bus service by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines will take you from Albuquerque to various cities such as Phoenix, Dallas or even Chicago. For trains, the local Amtrak lines can take you to Denver, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City and beyond. The main airport of the city is the Albuquerque International Airport, 3 miles southeast of the central business district.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Main departure station: San Ysidro Bus Terminal

Buses to Albuquerque leave from 6 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • San Ysidro Bus Terminal

  • Cross Border Xpress CBX

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

Where does the bus arrive in Albuquerque?

Main arrival station: Albuquerque Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Albuquerque.

All bus stations in Albuquerque:

  • Albuquerque Bus Station

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

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