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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Las Vegas. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Las Vegas usually takes around 9 hours, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance265 mi (426 km)
Shortest duration6h 10m
Cheapest price$24.99
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from San Diego to Las Vegas?

$31.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Diego to Las Vegas. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Diego to Las Vegas is expected to range from $32 to $38. If you are looking to travel to Las Vegas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $34. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $32 and can be found on November 1, 2021.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Diego to Las Vegas in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $50 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $17.32 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Las Vegas?

There are 3 bus lines from San Diego to Las Vegas. With 19 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US198h 55m$32.10
Greyhound49h 33m$49.65
Tufesa Internacional28h 0m$72.00
  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from San Diego to Las Vegas every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Las Vegas usually start from $47.

  • Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 2 trips from San Diego to Las Vegas, with prices starting from $72. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the drive from San Diego to Las Vegas?

To drive from San Diego to Las Vegas, you should take I-15 N. With little traffic, the drive is approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes long.

Most of the drive is through the desert, with a few notable tourist stops:

  • Tom’s Farms in Temescal Valley, CA — a family-friendly park with restaurants and a farmer's market, a steam train, pony rides and more;
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs at the mouth of the Cold Water Canyon in Corona, CA;
  • Calico Ghost Town in Yerma, CA — a shrine to an old mining town with mountain bike trails, shops, restaurants, as well as cabins and bunkhouses.

There are special events held year-round, including Civil War reenactments in February and the Spring Festival featuring Americana music.

If you wanted to take more time between Las Vegas and San Diego, you can go to Palm Springs, CA, and visit Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or the mountain town of Idyllwild.

How populous is Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has a city population of 583,756 and a Metro population of 2,227,053. The city itself spans 135.8 square miles (or 352 square kilometers), and is the 28th most populated city in the United States.

When is the earliest bus from San Diego to Las Vegas?

The earliest bus from San Diego to Las Vegas is through Greyhound, and departs at 4:00 a.m.

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Diego to Las Vegas 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours to cover the 265 miles from San Diego to Las Vegas. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Las Vegas. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Diego?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Diego to Las Vegas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 23 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Las Vegas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Las Vegas; ticket prices start at $67.00.

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.

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Diego?

Departure stations

Buses to Las Vegas leave from 7 stations in San Diego.

Bus stations in San Diego:

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • Bus Terminal - 1313 National Ave

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

  • SDSU - 5716 Hardy Ave

  • Balboa Park - Presidents Way

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Las Vegas?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Las Vegas at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Las Vegas:

  • 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd

  • RTC South Strip Transit Terminal

  • 99 S Martin L King Blvd

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